News & Press Releases 2005

Attorney General Suthers Announces $2 Million Settlement With Internet “Payday” Lender

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Quik Payday, Inc., of Logan, Utah, will pay $2 million in restitution to Colorado consumers for making illegal “payday” loans via the Internet in violation of Colorado law. The Attorney General estimates some 15,000 Colorado consumers will share in the settlement.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Legislation And Public Education Outreach To Curb Mortgage And Foreclosure Fraud

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today the findings of his Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud Task Force formed in July to address the rise in mortgage and foreclosure fraud throughout Colorado.

“Earlier this year, the FBI identified Colorado as one of the top ten mortgage fraud ‘hot spots’ in the country,” said Suthers. “This is unacceptable and thanks to the work of the Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud Task Force, we are making efforts to remove Colorado from this list.”

Media Advisory - Attorney General John Suthers To Announce Findings Of Mortgage And Foreclosure Fraud Task Force

WHEN:

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11 AM

 

WHERE:

Office of the Attorney General
1525 Sherman Street, 6th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

*Please check-in prior to the press conference on the 7th floor.

 

Attorney General Suthers Announces $71,000 Grant For Cancer Program At The Children’s Hospital

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that The Children’s Hospital Foundation has been awarded $71,094 – Colorado’s portion of the Taxol Antitrust Litigation residual funds – to support the “Child Life Program,” at The Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

“The Children’s Hospital is a leader in providing healthcare to Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Suthers. “This grant will help restore hope in the lives of children and their families who are coping with the devastating disease of cancer.”

Secretary Of State Gigi Dennis And Attorney General John Suthers Announce Results Of Colorados Charitable Solicitations Annual Report

DENVER - Today Secretary of State Gigi Dennis and Attorney General John Suthers announced the results of Colorados third Annual Report on Charitable Solicitations. The report provides citizens an overview of fundraising campaigns conducted by registered paid solicitors on behalf of charities, as well as a summary of the revenue and expenses of all charities. The Annual Report also provides tips on wise giving, recent statistics on charities and fundraising, and an overview of Colorados charitable solicitations law.

Attorney General John Suthers Obtains Guilty Plea In Securities Scam

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that former Littleton resident, John Mark Godard, pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud (class 3 felonies) in connection with a scam involving soliciting investors to finance non-existent radio equipment.

“White collar crime affects consumers’ wallets and their confidence,” said Attorney General Suthers. “I’m pleased that this investigation led to a guilty plea in a case that affected victims to the tune of nearly $1.4 million.”

Attorney General Suthers Issues Statement Following Justice Kourlis’ Resignation

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis:

“Justice Kourlis has done an outstanding job on the Colorado Supreme Court. Not only have her opinions been well researched and articulated, but she has worked tirelessly through Court committees to enhance the criminal and civil justice systems of our state.”

Secretary Of State Gigi Dennis And Attorney General John Suthers Plan To Announce The Results Of Colorado's Charitable Solicitations Annual Report

DENVER - Secretary of State Gigi Dennis and Attorney General John Suthers will announce the results of Colorado's third Annual Report on Charitable Solicitations spending during two joint press conferences on Wednesday, December 7.

Denver Press Conference:
Wednesday, December 7 at 1:30 p.m.
1700 Broadway, Blue Spruce Conference Room

Colorado Springs Press Conference:
Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m.
200 South Cascade Avenue, Centennial Hall

Media Advisory - Attorney General John Suthers To Hold Media Briefing

When: Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00 AM 
   
 Where:

Department of Law
1525 Sherman St., 7th floor
Denver, CO  80203

Attorney General Suthers Announces Lawsuit Against Morphcorp, Llc For Deceptive Advertising Of “Family Yearbooks”

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office filed a consumer protection lawsuit in Arapahoe County District Court against Morphcorp LLC, a Parker, Colorado company, as well as the company’s president and general manager, Maxwell MacMaster, for alleged deceptive advertising and sales of “Family Yearbooks.”

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