News & Press Releases 2009

Attorney General Joins Other Attorneys General In Objecting To General Motors’ Bid To Unfairly Modify Dealership Agreements

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he has joined more than two-dozen other attorneys general from across the country in objecting to General Motors’ bid to unfairly modify its auto dealership agreements as part of its bankruptcy case in a New York federal court.

Attorney General Announces Guilty Pleas In Charities Fraud Case

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that two men, Danny Troy Kleiman (DOB: 2/17/1964) and David Dale Werkmeister (DOB: 9/14/1964), indicted on suspicion of committing multiple felonies in connection with a scheme to solicit thousands of dollars in charitable donations for nonexistent charities, have pleaded guilty.

Kleiman and Werkmeister each pleaded guilty to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act and to committing charities fraud, both felonies. Under their plea agreements, each could face up to 16 years in prison.

Attorney General Warns Consumers Of Spike In Reported Cases Of Fraudulent Job Listings, Job Scams

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued a consumer advisory today warning Coloradans of an uptick in the number of reports of fraudulent job listings on Craiglist and other popular job-search Web sites.

“The economic downturn has left thousands of Coloradans without work,” Suthers said. “However, even in these times of uncertainty, it is essential that Coloradans be cautious of any position advertised on Craigslist or other job-search Web sites. If a job sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Attorney General To Host National Association Of Attorneys General Summer Meeting In Colorado Springs

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said today he looks forward to hosting the National Association of Attorneys General summer conference at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs from June 16 to June 18.

Attorney General Announces Colorado Will Receive A Share Of $95.5 Million Settlement With Pharmaceutical Company

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the state of Colorado will receive more than $376,000 as part of a $95.5 million global settlement with Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC. The agreement resolves allegations that between 1995 and 2000, Aventis and its corporate predecessors knowingly misreported best prices for the steroid-based anti-inflammatory nasal sprays Azmacort, Nasacort and Nasacort AQ.

Attorney General Says Death Sentence Appropriate In Case Involving The Murder Of A Witness

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said an Arapahoe County jury’s verdict today sentencing convicted murderer Robert Ray to death was appropriate given his crime: murdering a witness.

“I can only hope that today’s verdict offers the families of Javad Marshall-Fields and Vivian Wolfe a measure of solace that justice was done,” Suthers said. “Both young Coloradans were senselessly murdered in June 2005 simply because Marshall-Fields was a witness in a murder case.

Attorney General Announces Grand Jury Indictment In Mortgage Fraud, Theft Case

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Ernie Colter (DOB: 6/08/1959) on three counts of theft and one count of forgery for his role in fraudulently obtaining a loan for a client and then stealing some proceeds from a related real estate transaction.

Attorney General Announces Securities Fraud And Theft Indictment In Multimillion-Dollar, Multistate Ponzi Scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Jason T. Brooks (DOB: 5/24/1979) on 24 counts of securities fraud and theft and Donald S. Carew (DOB: 3/30/1972) on three counts of securities fraud for their parts in a multistate Ponzi scheme.

Attorney General Announces Colorado’s Receipt Of $2.6 Million From Multistate Zyprexa Settlement

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the state of Colorado has received more than $2.6 million as part of a settlement with Eli Lilly and Company to halt its fraudulent promotion of off-label uses of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. Colorado’s share of the settlement was facilitated by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Attorney General Launches PSA Campaign, Encourages Parents To Use Video Game Ratings

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he is taking part in a new public service announcement campaign to encourage parents to use video game ratings, which are assigned by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

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