News & Press Releases 2006

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph today announced the arrests of Hamilton Alan Bird (DOB 8/14/63), David Edward Newton (DOB 9/4/49) and Douglas Alan Scott, (DOB 11/16/59), all of Colorado Springs, following their indictment by a statewide grand jury on May 12, 2006 in a hedge fund scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims out of approximately $7.5 million.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 AM

Department of Law
1525 Sherman Street, 6th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

*Please check-in on Floor 7 prior to press conference

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today called this year’s legislative session a great success for the citizens of Colorado. Suthers’ legislative agenda included eight priorities, ranging from protecting children from online predators to working to safeguard Colorado’s natural resources.

“The Attorney General’s Office had several key priorities going into this year’s legislative session,” said Suthers, “Through bipartisan support, our entire agenda has already been signed or is on its way to the Governor for his signature.”

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: Department of Law
1525 Sherman Street, 7th Floor
WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Berthoud Elementary
560 Bunyan Avenue

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers joined fifty-one other attorneys general in expressing concerns over the proposed substantial reductions in federal spending for state law enforcement and crime victims’ assistance in the Administration’s fiscal year 2007 budget request.

WHEN:   Wednesday, April 26, 2006 
  7:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced grants totaling $800,000 will be awarded to police officer training programs throughout Colorado. The grants were approved today at a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board meeting. Attorney General Suthers chairs the P.O.S.T. Board.

“These funds provide critical training to Colorado’s peace officers,” said Suthers. “Last year alone, over 6,400 officers attended more than 96,000 hours of training through this grant program.”

DENVER –At the urging of Attorney General John Suthers, Commissioner of Education William Moloney today sent a copy of Colorado Revised Statute 27-2-108.5, concerning the proper and legal display of the flag of the United States, to all Colorado superintendents.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that David Frisco, 48, of Loveland was sentenced to 12 years in prison for crimes relating to the operation of his bail bond business known as Colorado Bail Bonds, Golden West Bail Bonds, and Acoma Ten Percent Bail Bonds.

“The multiple offenses for which David Frisco was indicted reveal a disturbing pattern of criminal behavior,” said Suthers. “We were pleased to receive the maximum sentence possible.” Under the terms of the plea agreement, the maximum sentence Frisco could have received was 12 years.


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