Naz Derboghossian, a key player in an alleged "crime ring" that owned Valley nightclubs and exotic car dealerships, has been sentenced to probation and a year in jail.
We covered this complex and fascinating case in a July 12 feature article. Derboghossian, a smooth-talking car expert and scamster ... More >>
What do Eminem, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, 50 Cent, and Beyoncé have in common?
The all make cameos in this week's cover story, "Fast Cars and Rap Stars: How a Sugar Daddy's Empire Crumbled on Everyone Involved," by Ray Sterns, telling the strange tale of Scottsdale's Coy ... More >>
The state dropped its charges against Mario de la Fuente Manriquez, but still wants to keep $12 million of Manriquez's dough
You're free to go -- but we'll keep your money.
That's the position of Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard on the failed case of Mario de la Fuente Manriquez, a Mexi ... More >>
Prosecutors moved to dismiss the case today against Mario de la Fuente Mix, the son of a Mexican media tycoon who police accused of participating in a crime ring.
State prosecutors today filed a motion to dismiss their organized-crime case against Mario de la Fuente Mix, the son ... More >>
You're Mexican. You're been arrested and accused by Arizona authorities of being part of a crime ring that spawned a 102-felony-count indictment. You've got access to a fortune in Mexico. Pretty slim chances that you'll be freed from the Maricopa County Jail, right?Not if you're Mario de la Fuente M ... More >>
The roundup of alleged crime ring members we told you about on Thursday also snared Mario de la Fuente Manríquez, a Mexican media mogul who owns cable TV companies, a Nogales, Sonora TV station and newspaper.
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, and police officials ar ... More >>
An alleged crime ring tied to local nightclubs, high-end car dealerships and the hip-hop community used millions in cash from a Mexico media family -- but authorities don't know why.
With officials including Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon in attendance, police outlined the highlights ... More >>
Three people have been arrested and accused of bilking a bank of $750,000 and running a network of shady businesses with the infusion of millions of dollars of capital from Mexico.The crimes spanned the last decade and included businesses that would be familiar to many readers, including:* CBNC, the ... More >>