John W. Suthers

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and Department of Law webpage. It is a true honor and privilege to serve as Colorado’s 38th Attorney General and the state’s top law enforcement official. Every day, we work hard to protect consumers from fraud, prosecute criminals who prey upon our citizens and preserve and safeguard Colorado’s natural beauty.

Our job is to provide ethical representation and legal advice of the highest caliber to our client agencies and service of the highest quality to the people of Colorado. Please explore our site to learn more about the work we do on behalf of the people of Colorado and our state government client agencies. I think you will be amazed by how our work affects you.


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News & Press Releases

At least $12 Million of Illegal Medical Marijuana Trafficked out of Colorado

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office was joined by other law enforcement agencies today to announce Colorado’s largest marijuana bust since legalization. Tri Trong Nguyen, with the support of his wife, three sisters, and dozens of co-conspirators, is alleged to have overseen a massive illegal interstate marijuana distribution network.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office ha filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of the petitioners in State of Arizona v. Ashton Company Incorporated Contractors and Engineers. Eight additional states, representing a bipartisan group of Attorneys General, joined the brief.

Donna Everly Sentenced on 136 Counts of Theft and Forgery

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that Colorado nurse Donna F. Everly, 61-years-old, cheated the state’s Medicaid program by submitting bills for care of medically-fragile children that was not provided. For her crimes of falsifying medical and billing records, Everly was sentenced this week by El Paso County District Court Judge Michael McHenry to three years supervised probation and ordered to pay more than $16,500 in criminal restitution. She must also report her guilty conviction to the Colorado Nursing Board.

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