News & Press Releases 2010

Attorney General announces water court order approving the State Engineer’s compact rules in Arkansas River Basin

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Water Judge for the Division 2 Water Court in Pueblo Dennis Maes has approved new rules enacted by Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe that will allow the state to enforce and comply with the Arkansas River Compact.

Attorney General lauds court order affirming the governor's authority to issue National Day of Prayer proclamations

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver District Court judge has held that the governor’s issuance of proclamations commemorating the National Day of Prayer does not violate the constitutional rights of Coloradans. The order allows the Governor’s Office to continue to issue honorary proclamations acknowledging the National Day of Prayer, as it has from 2004 through 2010.

Attorney General announces guilty verdicts for Black Forest man suspected of tax evasion

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver jury has convicted Jack Wharton Thomas (DOB: 4/4/1956) of four felonies related to his failure to pay more than $60,000 in taxes, penalties and interest he owed to the state of Colorado.

Attorney General announces guilty plea from Jefferson County man involved in securities fraud scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Eugene Ronald Jackson (DOB: 8/9/1935) has pleaded guilty to securities fraud, a class-three felony, for defrauding investors out of $452,750 between August 2005 and August 2007.

Attorney General announces indictment against Denver men involved in domestic sex trafficking

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has secured an indictment for Dallas Colby Cardenas (DOB: 9/3/1991) and Ryan Keith Jenkins (DOB: 1/25/1987) on suspicion that they engaged in human trafficking during May 2010 and June 2010.

Natural Resource Trustees announce conservation easement in Rocky Mountain Arsenal natural resource damages case

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Colorado’s Natural Resource Trustees announced today that Shell Oil Co. has donated 100 acres of land adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to Commerce City subject to a conservation easement to be held by Adams County. The easement is designed to restrict future development of the land and provide an open space amenity while allowing Commerce City to construct a 100-year flood detention basin.

Attorney General warns consumers about threatening calls from overseas using a Denver phone number

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned consumers to beware of a series of phone calls consumers have reported receiving from the phone number 303-578-5558 or other variations on the final three digits. According to the reports, the caller identified himself as officers, sergeants or other titles typically ascribed to police officers. In some cases, consumers reported that the caller identified himself belonging to the Colorado Department of Law or other law enforcement agency.

Lakewood Police Sgt. Stephen R. White honored as recipient of Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Sgt. Stephen R. White of the Lakewood Police Department has been awarded the Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.

Attorney General announces Safe2Tell program has helped schools, law enforcement protect students

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers unveiled new statistics today from Safe2Tell, a program within the Office of the Attorney General, illustrating how the program has helped school officials and law enforcement intervene in thousands of potentially dangerous and life-threatening situations. Since the 2004-2005 school year, students across Colorado have filed more than 2,700 reports concerning bullying, gangs and other problems through Safe2Tell.

Attorney General announces 20-year probation sentence for Longmont man involved in Internet charitable-fraud scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Boulder County District Court judge has sentenced Mark L. Schifter (DOB: 5/29/1956) to 20 years probation and two years in work release for defrauding Coloradans through his use of fraudulent charity raffles. Schifter will be required to pay $110,000 in restitution to his victims.

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