News & Press Releases 2010

Attorney General announces indictment against Parker man suspected of contributing to airborne release of asbestos

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys from the office’s Criminal Justice Section have secured an indictment from the Statewide Grand Jury against a Parker man suspected of contributing to the release of a hazardous substance by misleading state officials.

Attorney General warns consumers about increase in door-to-door magazine sales complaints

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned consumers today to beware of scammers traveling door-to-door to sell fake magazine subscriptions. The Attorney General’s warning comes after his office has seen a sharp increase in the number of complaints about fraudulent magazine sales since the end of March.

Attorney General congratulates assistant attorney general on receiving prestigious Gov. Ralph Carr Award

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers congratulated Assistant Attorney General Melody Mirbaba on receiving the prestigious Governor Ralph Carr Award. The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado presented Mirbaba the award at its 20th Anniversary Celebration Thursday night in recognition of her service as a public-sector attorney who has shown a strong commitment to the public and her community.

Attorney General welcomes Paul Schultz as new POST director

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Lafayette Police Chief Paul Schultz will join the Office of the Attorney General as the director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training program in July.

Attorney General warns consumers about spike in complaints concerning fraudulent, threatening collection calls

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned consumers today that his office has seen a spike in the number of consumers reporting fraudulent and threatening debt-collection calls over the past couple weeks.

Attorney General announces indictment against five Coloradans accused of defrauding lenders in $3.4M commercial Ponzi scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys from the office’s Criminal Justice Section have secured an indictment from the Statewide Grand Jury against five Coloradans accused of using their Lafayette-based business entities to defraud commercial lenders from Colorado and Arizona.

Attorney General announces that Colorado will receive $79,208 from multistate Medicaid-fraud settlement

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Colorado has joined with other states and the federal government in reaching an agreement with Alpharma, Inc., to settle allegations of fraudulent Medicaid claims submitted for the drug Kadian, a painkiller intended for the management of moderate to severe pain. Colorado will receive $79,208 of the $19.2 million the pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay the states and federal government.

Attorney General announces settlement with former Roaring Fork Valley resident accused of elaborate fraud scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys from the office’s Consumer Protection Section have reached a settlement with Donald Sterling Whitlock (DOB: 5/6/1970) that secured full restitution for the victims of his elaborate identity theft and commercial-lending scheme.

Attorney General joins federal lawsuit challenging health care mandate

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he will join with nearly a dozen other state attorneys general to challenge the constitutionality of the individual health care mandate in the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Attorney General announces Settlement with Arvada-based Nutra Pills, Inc.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys for the state reached a settlement agreement with Nutra Pills, Inc., and its owner, Joshua D. Bezoni, to bring the Internet marketer and seller of nutritional supplements, including acai berry supplements, into compliance with Colorado’s consumer protection laws and to reimburse consumers who did business with the company over the last year.

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