News & Press Releases 2005

Attorney General's Office Announces Settlement Between Medical Board and Pueblo Neurosurgeon Who Admits Substandard Care

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced a settlement between the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and Denise Crute, M.D., a Pueblo neurosurgeon accused of violating the Colorado Medical Practice Act. The settlement follows the Attorney General’s filing of a 48-page formal complaint alleging Dr. Crute’s substandard care of 17 patients.Attorney General John Suthers today announced a settlement between the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and Denise Crute, M.D., a Pueblo neurosurgeon accused of violating the Colorado Medical Practice Act.

Attorney General Suthers Unveils Consumer Resource Guide

DENVER – Do you have questions about your credit report? Looking for some helpful tips on how to avoid home repair fraud? Ever wonder what you might need to know before investing in a franchise or business opportunity?Do you have questions about your credit report? Looking for some helpful tips on how to avoid home repair fraud? Ever wonder what you might need to know before investing in a franchise or business opportunity?

Attorney General Suthers Commends Progress Made By The Governor’s Task Force On Sexually Violent Predators

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers, chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators, commended the progress made by the Task Force following a meeting convened to identify and address deficiencies in the identification and notification of sexually violent predators.

Attorney General Suthers takes further action to Protect Coloradans from Sexually Violent Predators

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers has established a Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Governor’s Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators to immediately identify and address deficiencies within the existing system. The Subcommittee will also examine how critical information is shared among criminal justice agencies.

Attorney General's Office Releases Conclusions on Impact of Gonzales v. Raich on Colorado's Medical Marijuana Program

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today released his office’s legal conclusions concerning the impact the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Gonzales, et al. V. Raich, et al (03-1454) on the Colorado constitutional amendment to operate a medical marijuana program.

The Attorney General’s Office found that the Raich decision, which ruled federal authorities can prosecute people for use and possession of marijuana, does not directly impact the viability of the Colorado constitutional amendment or the enabling statute allowing the program.

Prosecution by Colorado Attorney General's Office Results in Sentencing in Basement Finishing Scam

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that a defendant in a multi-county case prosecuted by his office was sentenced on June 28 in connection to a basement finishing scam operation involving nearly 40 homes in the Denver metro area. Attorney General John Suthers today announced that a defendant in a multi-county case prosecuted by his office was sentenced on June 28 in connection to a basement finishing scam operation involving nearly 40 homes in the Denver metro area.

Attorney General Suthers Chairs First Meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today convened the first meeting of the newly-created Governor’s Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators.

"There is a consensus among the Task Force that the current system must do better at meeting the needs of our community," said Attorney General Suthers. "I look forward to working with the Task Force to ensure that current laws and regulations are being followed and I am confident that we will provide the Governor with recommendations to better protect the public from sexually violent predators."

Attorney General Suthers Praises Sen. Allard's Rocky Flats Legislation

DENVER – Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Sen. Wayne Allard’s proposed legislation concerning the acquisition of mineral rights at Rocky Flats:

Attorney General John Suthers and Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey Commend Sentencing in Crime Spree

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Aurora resident Louis Warren was sentenced in Jefferson County District Court to twenty-nine years in prison for his role in fraudulently obtaining and using fifty-seven credit cards. His accomplice, Juliet Warren, 35, was indicted and received a prison term of seventeen years in April.

Attorney General John Suthers Announces Settlement with Leasing Companies in Telecommunicaiton Equipment Controversy

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today a multi-state settlement with Lyon Financial Services d/b/a U.S. Bancorp Business Equipment Finance Group (USB), and Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. (WFFL) in connection with a widespread telecommunications fraud involving NorVergence, Inc., a bankrupt New Jersey-based telephone equipment and service company.

In the settlement, USB, and WFFL will refund or not collect over $15.2 million in rental payments from consumers. Twenty states as well as the District of Columbia participated.

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