Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Laundering Funds from Lottery Fraud Scheme Targeting the Elderly

Tucson, Arizona - Omar Stephenson, 32, a Jamaican-born man living in Snellville, Georgia, was sentenced Monday by United States District Judge James A. Soto to 57 months in prison. Stephenson is one of four co-defendants who have been charged in connection with a lottery fraud scheme. Stephenson previously pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering. 

Two Men Charged with Multiple Robberies Valley-Wide

Phoenix, Arizona - On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Francisco Bejarano, 32, of Phoenix and Richard Pratt, 36, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, were federally indicted on a 13 count indictment which includes bank robbery and Hobbs Act robbery charges.

Arizona Has the 18th Lowest Carbon Emissions per Capita

Yuma, Arizona - The emission of carbon dioxide has long been recognized as the leading driver of global climate change. Since the Industrial Revolution began in the mid-1800s, the global economy has largely been powered by heavily carbon-emitting fuel sources like oil, coal, and gas.

Arizona Reports the 11th Most Annual RV Sales in the U.S.

Yuma, Arizona - Unlike other segments of the travel and tourism economy, the market for recreational vehicles has been thriving in the face of COVID-19. Compared to other travel options like flying or staying in a hotel, traveling by RV makes it easier to maintain physical distance and lower the risk of exposure to coronavirus. Early indications are that the appeal of RVs has continued to grow during the pandemic, and industry experts are anticipating a nearly 25% surge in RV shipments in 2021.

Arizona’s deer, elk clear of Chronic Wasting Disease

Phoenix, Arizona - The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has announced that Arizona continues to be clear of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal wildlife disease that affects the nervous system of deer and elk.