News & Press Releases 2006

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today praised the Colorado Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that a Colorado statute prohibiting parolees from voting does not violate the Colorado Constitution.

In May, the Denver District Court granted the Attorney General’s Motion to Dismiss filed on behalf of the Secretary of State. Judge Michael A. Martinez, in writing the order, noted that the U.S. Supreme Court and the Colorado Courts have historically held that a “term of imprisonment” also includes a period of parole.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today the formation of the Colorado Methamphetamine Task Force, pursuant to HB 06-1145 passed earlier this year. The announcement was made following the Methamphetamine Task Force’s first meeting.

“Meth abuse in Colorado has risen to extremely dangerous levels,” said Attorney General Suthers. “The damage meth inflicts on our communities and economy is immeasurable. This Task Force is the state’s largest coordinated, comprehensive approach to address the scourge of methamphetamine abuse in Colorado.”


Tuesday, July 25, 2006
11:15 A.M.

*The Methamphetamine Task Force, created by HB 06-1145, will hold their first public meeting prior to the press conference from 9-11 AM in room 610. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please check-in on the 7th floor before 9 AM.


DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury returned indictments against the following individuals:DAVID FELIX TORREZ, WATERFLOW, NM (9/24/1947) BRUCE KEVIN LEBARTHE, DURANGO, CO (7/29/1966)






DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced the sentencing of a mother and daughter for the theft of seven horses from Kansas and Utah.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the first arrest under House Bill 06-1011 for “Internet Luring of a Child.”

DENVER – Today, the Supreme Court denied the petitions for rehearing submitted by the Attorney General’s Office and proponents of Initiative #55, choosing instead to make non-substantive revisions to their original opinion denying the Initiative a place on the November ballot.

As a result, Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement following the Court’s refusal to reconsider Initiative #55:

DENVER – In his capacity as chairman of the Criminal Law Committee of the National Attorneys General Association (NAAG), Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has called on Congress to adopt a national data retention standard for Internet Service Providers (ISP). Suthers sponsored a letter urging Congress to address data retention – a matter that law enforcement frequently cites as a major roadblock in their investigations of online predators. Attorneys General from forty-nine states and jurisdictions signed onto the letter.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Oscar Hoyos DeLaCruz was arrested for the murder of Jeffrey Rando Garrett, which occurred on May 14, 2005. DeLaCruz was arrested in Sinaloa, Mexico on June 15, 2006. Jeff Garrett, 37, of Aurora, was shot while hunting in the East Elk Creek area of Garfield County.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office filed a petition asking the Colorado Supreme Court to reconsider its’ decision denying Initiative #55, aimed at services provided to illegal immigrants, a place on the November ballot.


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