News & Press Releases 2009

Attorney General Announces Grand Jury Indictment In Mesa County Auto-Salvage Rebuilder Business

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Camden P. Fortney III (DOB: 5/27/1942), Mary Cross (DOB: 9/30/1960) and Terry R. Robinson (DOB: 11/16/1960) on suspicion of commercial bribery, conspiracy and theft.

Attorney General Says Katie’s Law Gives Law Enforcement An Important Tool To Solve Cold Cases And Protect Public Safety

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers praised Gov. Bill Ritter’s decision to sign Senate Bill 241, commonly called Katie’s Law, today, calling it a step forward for public safety in Colorado.

“There was much discussion in the last legislative session about solving cold cases. Katie’s Law undoubtedly will give Colorado law enforcement an important tool to solve these cases,” Suthers said. “The DNA database the Colorado Bureau of Investigation will build under Katie’s Law promises to help inject new life into cases that have long grown cold.

Buescher And Suthers Join National Charity Enforcement Sweep

Denver, Colorado – In a nationwide crackdown on fraudulent charitable solicitors claiming to help police, firefighters, and veterans, Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and Attorney General John Suthers joined the Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcers in 48 states and the District of Columbia today to announce “Operation False Charity.”

Attorney General Announces Grand Jury Indictment Of Financial Adviser, Construction Executive In Securities Fraud Case

 DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Derek Roy Kent (DOB: 10/30/1945) and Adam Kelepolo (DOB: 2/10/1973) on suspicion of committing 11 counts of securities fraud and theft against Colorado investors between September 2002 and March 2007.

Attorney General Announces Settlement Barring Mortgage Broker From Operating Inside Colorado

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the settlement of another lawsuit against a mortgage broker for deceptive advertising and sales practices. Earlier this year, the Attorney General filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Green River Mortgage LLC and its president, Dimitry Yakubovich, for violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. Yakubovich has since moved to Florida and no longer operates Green River. The settlement bars him from brokering loans in Colorado. The settlement also obligates him to pay $7,887 in restitution.

Attorney General Calls President’s Decision To Cut Immigration Program ‘An Evasion Of Responsibility’ By The Federal Government

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers criticized President Barack Obama’s decision this week to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program in an effort to cut roughly $400 million out of the federal budget.

Attorney General Reports Successful Legislative Session For Consumer Protection, Criminal Justice Issues

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that every bill his office endorsed this legislative session has either been signed into law or awaits the governor’s signature.

Attorney General Announces Indictment Of 15 Illegal Immigrants In Statewide Prostitution Ring

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted 15 illegal immigrants on suspicion of operating an illegal enterprise, known as Mi Casa Su Casa, that promoted and engaged in prostitution and cocaine distribution at a series of brothels in Denver, Longmont and Glenwood Springs.

Attorney General Announces Arrest, Prosecution Of Mexican National In 1989 Palisade Murder

DENVER — Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the work of his office’s Foreign Prosecutions Unit has resulted in the arrest of Rafael Garcia Aguilar (DOB: 9/19/1949) in the July 4, 1989 murder of Charles “Chuck” Porter in Palisade.

Attorney General Announces Monica M. Marquez As New Deputy Attorney General For State Services Section

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he has appointed Monica M. Marquez as the newest Deputy Attorney General overseeing the Colorado Department of Law’s State Services Section.

“I am pleased to welcome Monica to my senior staff,” Suthers said. “Her breadth of experience and success representing the state of Colorado in a variety of cases makes her an excellent addition to the Department of Law’s management team. I look forward to working with her in her new capacity.”

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