News & Press Releases 2010

Attorney General announces Topix.com agreement ending the site’s ‘pay to police’ policy

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he has joined with the attorneys general of 33 other states and territories in reaching an agreement with Internet message board host Topix.com to improve consumer protections and eliminate the $19.99 fee to expedite review of abusive or inappropriate posts.

Attorney General announces $160,000 contempt judgment against business broker Tyrone Tymkovich

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Arapahoe County District Court judge has ordered Tyrone E. Tymkovich (DOB: 12/30/1977) of Aurora to pay $160,000 after he violated a Feb. 18, 2010 order barring him from soliciting businesses as a broker.

Attorney General announces lawsuit against Denver man suspected of providing fraudulent foreclosure-rescue legal services

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Denver man suspected of defrauding homeowners in foreclosure, including the elderly and disabled, by collecting upfront fees in exchange for fraudulent legal services.

Attorney General announces judgment against fraudulent loan modification company

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained a judgment against American Mortgage Consultants, its owner, Oliver Paul Maldonado (DOB: 12/15/1972), and its principal employee, Santiago Fabian Pineda (DOB: 6/24/1978), barring the company and its officers from engaging in mortgage fraud or any aspect of the mortgage business. American Mortgage Consultants, Maldonado and Pineda will be required under the consent judgment to pay a total of at least $75,000 in fines and restitution to the state. 

Attorney General completes term as chairman of western attorneys general, reappointed to NAAG Executive Committee

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will complete his term as the chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General next week. CWAG membership includes the attorneys general of 15 western states. During his tenure at the head of the regional organization, Suthers focused on water issues throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the western states.

Attorney General announces indictment in multistate scheme to steal cash, products from businesses

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted six individuals involved in an elaborate scam to steal thousands of dollars in cash advances and products from banks and businesses in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin.

Attorney General announces lawsuit against company suspected of using infomercial ‘talk shows’ and seminars to defraud consumers

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Westminster-based company, Real Talk Network, and its corporate officers, David Allen Burke (DOB: 9/6/1967) and Erik Sale (DOB: 11/26/1973), on suspicion that they engaged in false and deceptive trade practices and violated Colorado’s consumer credit laws.

Attorney General files reply brief in Republican River case before U.S. Supreme Court

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a brief responding to Kansas’ allegations that Nebraska violated a 2002 settlement concerning Republican River water use. Colorado is a named defendant in the lawsuit, but Kansas did not make any direct claims against Colorado.

Attorney General, Secretary of State to visit Colorado communities to wrap up statewide anti-fraud campaign

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he will visit Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Salida and Wray to thank the communities for supporting a statewide anti-mail fraud campaign he launched last month in partnership with AARP ElderWatch and the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Secretary of State Bernie Buescher will join Suthers at the Colorado Springs and Pueblo events to meet with community members and distribute consumer protection pamphlets.

Attorney General sues unlicensed Denver-based debt collection agency ignoring administrative order

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Denver-based debt collection agency that has failed to comply with an administrative order barring it from collecting debt. Suthers also announced that Denver District Court Judge William Hood has issued a temporary order enjoining the company from any further collection efforts in Colorado.

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