Part of USA Discounters' fraud settlement going to Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - A Virginia-based company accused of defrauding military service members will have to pay almost $96 million as part of a settlement, with Arizona getting more than $1 million in restitution.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the settlement Thursday with USA Discounters along with 49 other Attorneys General around the country.

Under the settlement, USA Discounters will pay $95.9 million in restitution - primarily benefiting active and veteran service members.

About 400 service members living in Arizona will get some of the state's share.

USA Discounters also did business as USA Living and Fletcher's Jewelers.

The company sold furniture, appliances, televisions, computers, smart phones, jewelry and other consumer goods principally on credit.

USA Discounters closed its 24 stores last year before declaring bankruptcy. None of the stores were in Arizona.

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