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DENVER—Today, a federal judge in North Dakota granted a request by Colorado and twelve other States for a preliminary injunction against a rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman welcomes José Esquibel, Jan Zavislan, Alissa Gardenswartz and Glenn E. Roper to the Colorado Department of Law and to their new roles.

Nearly $1 Million stolen in Tax Fraud and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Ring

DENVER— The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is joined by the Colorado Department of Revenue, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Investigations, Criminal Enforcement Unit and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in announcing the indictment of an alleged tax fraud and unemployment insurance fraud ring.  Zanthia Woodard (A.K.A. Zanthia Finley), with the support of criminal associates Jordan Shead, Sorletta Capri Shead and Janae Cruz are charged with defrauding federal and state agencies of close to $1,000,000.

Denver -- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman welcomes Roger Hudson as the Department of Law’s new public information officer and communications director. Mr. Hudson has more than 30 years professional experience in news, communications and media management. His knowledge as a former reporter, anchor, news director and agency spokesperson will be invaluable.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman revealed today that her office has filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court against USA Discounters, LTD, d/b/a USA Living and d/b/a Fletcher’s Jewelers (“USA Discounters”).  The lawsuit alleges that these companies have repeatedly violated Colorado’s consumer lending laws.

DENVER— Colorado is home to more than 400,000 veterans of our nation’s armed forces.  More than 50,000 active duty members are either from Colorado or stationed here in Colorado.  Unfortunately, scam artists frequently prey upon service members and their families knowing that these members have limited time and resources, especially during deployments, to seek redress when harmed.

DENVER—As young Coloradans begin the next stages of their education or their professional life, they are often attractive targets for scams. In the interest of alerting graduates and their loved ones to the increasingly-sophisticated means criminals use to entice them, the Colorado Attorney General’s office has compiled this list of the Top Five Tips from www.StopFraudColorado.gov to help protect against unscrupulous scholarship offers and student loan scams.

1. Ask questions

DENVER— Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that Colorado and 46 other states, the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have reached a $136 million settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. (“Chase”).  The settlement resolves allegations that, between 2009 and 2013, Chase employed unlawful debt collection practices, including the “robo-signing” of affidavits, to collect approximately $4.5 billion in defaulted credit card debt.

DENVER— Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that Colorado and 46 other states, the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have reached a $136 million settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. (“Chase”).  The settlement resolves allegations that, between 2009 and 2013, Chase employed unlawful debt collection practices, including the “robo-signing” of affidavits, to collect approximately $4.5 billion in defaulted credit card debt.

DENVER— A popular telephone scam targeting older citizens has taken a threatening new twist.  The grandparent scam is often perpetrated when an older adult is called by someone pretending to be a grandchild or relative. The caller may claim they were arrested in a foreign country for drunk driving or were involved in a car accident.  They ask the potential victim to send money so they can return home safely and not to tell anyone so they don’t get into more trouble. 

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