A Phoenix federal jury found a Mesa father and son guilty of operating a $100 million Ponzi scheme that swindled members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Guy Williams, 42, and Brent Williams, 66, were convicted Friday, June 27, on 38 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, ... More >>
This gun-buyback program in Phoenix appears to be pretty popular.After taking in almost 1,000 guns in exchange for grocery-store gift cards in the first two weeks, the program's $100,000 donation ran dry, but another anonymous $100,000 donation came in, and it was exhausted again this weekend.See al ... More >>
Phoenix police and Mayor Greg Stanton have announced that another $100,000 from an anonymous donor will keep the gun-buyback program going.The funds for the program ran dry in the middle of the second of three scheduled dates for the buyback, which started with an initial $100,000 donation. An addit ... More >>
People who wish to turn over guns to their local governments to have them destroyed won't have that option in a few months.Governor Jan Brewer recently signed the bill that prevents the government destruction of guns obtained in buyback programs, as the City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department ... More >>
Phoenix police estimate that more than 800 guns were turned in during this weekend's buyback event, billed as being the biggest gun-buyback event in the history of Arizona.Those guns will all be destroyed, since the new law preventing the destruction of guns turned over during buyback events in Ariz ... More >>
The City of Phoenix's new gun-buyback program won't be affected by a new law designed to fight the programs, but the law could cut down on any future plans for gun buybacks.House Bill 2455, signed by Governor Jan Brewer, prevents the destruction of guns turned over during buyback events in Arizona, ... More >>
Former state Representative Ben Arredondo ended up receiving no prison time for his charges related to his ticket-bribery exchange and scholarship scam.Instead, Arredondo -- a 65-year-old Republican-turned-Democrat who served on the Tempe City Council for 16 years before making it into the state Hou ... More >>
According to what we're sure was a real thorough analysis by CNBC, Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva can flush the Dow Jones Industrial Average straight down the toilet just by appearing on television and speaking about things.
LifeLock launched its new persona as a publicly traded company on Wednesday -- then watched as its initial stock price fell by several percent. LifeLock, the Tempe-based anti-identity-theft company founded in 2005 by Robert Maynard Jr. and Todd Davis, had expected to sell shares at $9 apiece, but t ... More >>
There's good news for Wall Street -- the "occupiers" who have been protesting corporate greed (or whatever it is they're protesting) for the past several months have a new target for their rage: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.That, of course, is according to the sheriff's bloated ego."The 'Oc ... More >>
Image: Jamie Peachey Gold hit a record $1,500 an ounce today, giving us an excuse to publish this picture again.While reporting our feature article on gold last year, we heard from experts who thought the price of gold would keep going up. Shoulda bought a truckload. Or&n ... More >>
Nine 05 brought Asian noodles and more to downtown Phoenix in 2009.Bittersweet seems to be the best way to sum up the Valley restaurant scene for 2009 -- sweet that more than 100 restaurants opened in the midst of a very rough recession, but bitter that more than twice as many places shut t ... More >>
Fewer people are flying the friendly skies over Phoenix. The remains of a Chandler architect who disappeared on an ATV ride near Flagstaff in January were found, but what killed him is still unknown. A Chandler man is arrested after his girlfriend's 2-year-old is brutally beaten, suffering severe s ... More >>
The Tucson Citizen is reporting today that it will publish its last print edition on Saturday. The 139-year-old newspaper is being closed by its parent company, Gannett, which has suffered severe drops in stock prices. The paper had been scheduled to close in March, but Gannett left it open on a da ... More >>
I know, I know. A Japanese restaurant doing burgers? How weird is that? But for a dollar during happy hour, I doubt anyone's complaining about Roka Akor's newest dish. It's a three-ounce prime beef "baby" burger, topped with heirloom tomatoes, red onion, avocado, wasabi, and some mystery seasoning ... More >>
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SECURITIES OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING WHETHER COUNTY HID DEBT AND DECEIVED INVESTORS
MARICOPA COUNTY CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE WITH A FINANCIAL CRISIS OF ITS OWN MAKING. WE ALREADY KNOW THAT TOP COUNTY OFFICIALS--NOTABLY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS--LIED TO TAXPAYERS ABOUT THE ENORMITY OF THE PROBLEM. NOW NEW TIMES HAS LEARNED THAT THE COUNTY AL