Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne looked so peaceful during his testimony Wednesday afternoon that if someone told me he'd done a bong hit during lunch, I'd have to consider the possibility. It was marked change from the rest of the hearing into his, um, alleged campaign finance shenanigans, which ... More >>
Day one of an administrative hearing into alleged campaign-finance shenanigans by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne found Phoenix attorney Buddy Rake's genteel Texas drawl dipping in and out of the Federal Election Commission's definition of what constitutes illegal "coordination" by a candidate. ... More >>
Roger Garfield, the former antiques dealer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man in 2006, has been released from prison and granted a new trial based on a change in self-defense laws. As we explained in our March 11, 2010 article, Shoot to Kill, the prosecution of Garfield for the 2006 shooti ... More >>
A judge sentenced the former owner of a central Phoenix antique store to seven years in prison today for the 2006 fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man. Roger Garfield, who was profiled in New Times' March 11 edition, had been hassled for weeks at his store at 7th A ... More >>
Victoria Aguayo was arrested, indicted, and nearly prosecuted for her "role" in the infamous "Desert Divas" prostitution ring, according to a lawsuit she's filed in Maricopa County Superior Court.Problem is: Aguayo was not a "desert diva," and the evidence suggesting she was is laug ... More >>
Scammer Bob Owens whines that others are also at fault for his crimes, but he's sentenced to 10 years in prison anyway
A con man who worked for high-powered Phoenix attorneys, and who himself impersonated a lawyer, plea-bargains to theft
Amaré Stoudemire's troubled mother walks out of a rehab center again. A judge allows her to return again, but she faces probable prison time
Finally in jail, courthouse scam king Bob Owens plucks his defense from the grave
Robert Owens, A gifted con artist linked to an astonishing murder-for-hire plot, may go free because he's compromised law enforcement.
When a career courthouse scam artist joins forces with a top Arizona criminal defense attorney, it ain't pretty
Did former beauty queen CeCe Doane conspire to murder her husband with Viagra? The county attorney is investigating.
While blasting the company's behavior, judge says aggrieved woman didn't prove her case
Colleen Smith claims her boss at Hypercom Corporation raped her. The company says it wanted to make things right. So the human resources director started hitting on her.
Was the state Department of Insurance out of line when it staged an armed raid on office workers in Chandler?
Former employees hand county schools chief flunking grade in public ethics
Former "King of Probate" faces long prison term for ripping off elderly
A resident of the exclusive community claims indigence, is awarded taxpayer-funded defender
Wayne Legg, a prominent attorney charged with stealing from elderly clients, faces his accusers
21 months after being charged with looting the estates of elderly Arizonans, one defendant dies. The other awaits trial.
DESPERATE PEOPLE WILL HOCK ALMOST ANYTHING FOR QUICK CASH. THAT'S WHY PAWNSHOPS ARE BUSTLING, AND THE COPS ARE BUSTING