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DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman today announced that the State Grand Jury has indicted eight individuals, including several high-ranking members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, for operating a drug trafficking ring in the Denver-metro area. More than two and a half pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $40,000 was seized.

DENVER —Adam Shryock, the founder of the fake charity fundraiser Boobies Rock!, Inc. will serve an additional six months in jail for contempt of court.

DENVER–In her first act as Colorado’s 38th Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman today met with Department of Law staff to announce her senior cabinet appointments.

DENVER–The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is warning people to beware of a debt collection scam in which people pose as law enforcement officials or government agencies. Consumer complaints to the Attorney General reveal a sharp increase in Coloradans receiving threatening phone calls and emails from this particular fraudulent debt collector scam. By using personally identifiable information, including Social Security Numbers, the caller attempts to collect on alleged payday loan debt.

DENVER–Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced five states have reached a $22 million settlement with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., of which Colorado will recover more than $3 million.

DISH Accused of Misleading Customers over Price for Satellite Service

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today a $2 million settlement agreement with DISH Network L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), regarding the companies’ sales practices. The Attorney General began investigating DISH’s sales practices in 2011, after a DISH price increase triggered numerous consumer complaints.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has the obligation to defend Colorado law. In execution of that responsibility, the office will respond to certain district court cases regarding whether Amendment 64 allows for an individual to extract marijuana oil. Earlier this month, the office filed a brief in Mesa County and today will file a brief in Denver District Court regarding this matter.   

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced civil law enforcement actions against foreclosure law firms Robert J. Hopp & Associates and The Hopp Law Firm, including its principal Robert Hopp and affiliated title company National Title, and The Vaden Law Firm, including its principal Wayne Vaden and affiliated title company City Park Title.

DENVER — During a special presentation at the Arvada Police Department today,   Colorado Attorney General John Suthers presented Sergeant A.J. DeAndrea with the 2014 “Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.” The award is given annually to a certified Colorado peace officer who has served his or her community in an exemplary fashion over an extended period.

Affected Customers to Receive $67.5 Million

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office and T-Mobile USA, Inc., announced today a $90 million settlement agreement to resolve “cramming” charges. This now puts to rest allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on customer’s wireless phone bills. Of the $90 million at least $67.5 million will go directly to consumers who were victims.

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