Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AZ Rep Kate Brophy McGee:From Kate's Desk

Representative Kate Brophy McGee

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! In LD28 I had the opportunity to meet with constituents, celebrate student achievements throughout the district, and march in the Arcadia and Butler Park Independence Day parades! As summer draws to a close and our kids return to the classroom, the following are some great programs and events I wanted to share with you:

VIP Program

PV Schools Volunteer In Paradise Program

Join the Volunteer In Paradise (VIP) program and help kids succeed in school! Community volunteers are invited to become VIPs and provide academic assistance to students in kindergarten to sixth grade.
For more information and to register for a no-obligation orientation, please visit You may contact VIP Coordinator Laurie Smith at or 602-449-2053.

Kids with bikes

Recycle Your Bicycle For a Kid in Foster Care

For the past five years, a dedicated group of volunteers, led by my friend Joe Jacober, have collected gently used bicycles and fixed them up 'like new' to give to children in foster care during the holiday season. This year will be bigger and better than ever. Recycle Your Bike is a project by the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents.
For more information or a list of drop off locations, visit

New Foundation for Blind Children Building

Foundation For Blind Children Grand Opening Celebration

The Foundation’s new building, located in the heart of LD28, will open later this month. The new building, complete with classrooms, activity labs and an adaptive gymnasium gives the Foundation room to grow for the next 20 years!
Coffee cup

Breakfast with Representatives Kate Brophy McGee & Heather Carter

Join Representative Carter and me for a legislative update and informational presentation on the ins and outs of Social Security by our friend Jeff Young. We will be meeting Monday, September 21 at 7:30 am at Chompie’s Deli, 4550 E. Cactus Road. We know it’s early so we will provide the coffee! 
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AZ AG Mark Brnovich announces sentencing of Tucson woman practicing medicine without a license

For Immediate Release

AG Mark Brnovich announces sentencing of Tucson woman practicing medicine without a license
Tucson, AZ – Today, Ilda M. Garcia, of Tucson was sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in performing dangerous surgical procedures such as liposuction and medical injections without a medical license. Garcia did not have any medical training, education, or licensing.
“The defendant will have 7 years behind bars to think about the botched medical procedures she’s responsible for,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “She victimized women and violated the public’s trust."
Garcia was originally arrested along with Gustavo Felix Nunez after a 3-month investigation by the DEA’s Tactical Diversion Squad in August 2013. Garcia and Nunez allegedly told patients they were medical professionals authorized to perform liposuction surgeries and other cosmetic procedures. Investigators allege Nunez was in charge of operations and Garcia was his assistant.
In July 2015, Garcia pled guilty to 1 count of practicing medicine without a license, 1 count of fraudulent schemes and artifices, and 1 count of aggravated assault causing serious physical injury. During one liposuction procedure, a victim had a drug interaction, began seizing, and had difficulty breathing. Garcia failed to administer emergency aid, call 911, or transport the victim to the hospital for more than 45-minutes.The victim had a stroke and was in a coma for more than 2-months before she woke up.
Co-defendant Nunez is scheduled for trial early next year.
Arizona Assistant Attorneys General Jordan E. Emerson prosecuted this case. For more information, contact Mia Garcia (602) 399-5895 or