News & Press Releases 2010

Attorney General rolls out annual data showing more Coloradans using debt management services for longer periods

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has released his office’s second annual report on debt management activity. The report details the success rates, failure rates and fees of Colorado’s debt management companies during the 2009 calendar year. According to the data for 2009, consumers are enrolling with debt management companies in greater numbers and the length of time they are spending under contract with these firms is increasing.

Attorney General joins with DEA, local law enforcement to announces statewide prescription drug take-back events

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that local law enforcement from across Colorado will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold a statewide prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, Sept. 25 at sites across the state.

Attorney General announces multistate $3.5 million settlement with Publishers Clearing House to settle contempt charges

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Colorado and 33 other states have settled allegations that Publishers Clearing House violated a 2001 consent decree prohibiting it from using false and deceptive trade practices to entice consumers to participate in its sweepstakes. Colorado will receive $320,000 from the $3.5 million settlement.

Attorney General lauds governor’s selection of Deputy Attorney General Monica Marquez to fill Colorado Supreme Court vacancy

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers praised Gov. Bill Ritter’s selection of Deputy Attorney General Monica M. Marquez to fill a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court occasioned by the resignation of Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey.

Attorney General, FBI announce successful extradition of man suspected of running a $23 million, multistate Ponzi scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation today to announce that William L. Walters (DOB: 1/30/1965) has been extradited from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Colorado to face a series of securities fraud charges stemming from a 2007 indictment.

“This extradition is the culmination of years of work and cooperation between my office and the FBI,” Suthers said. “In this case, justice delayed will not result in justice being denied. We look forward to presenting our case against Mr. Walters and securing justice for his victims.”

Attorney General congratulates First Assistant Attorney General Harry Morrow as recipient of Mark E. May Professionalism Award

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers congratulated First Assistant Attorney General Harry Morrow who has been awarded the Mark E. May Professionalism Award, which honors an attorney who practices in the field of eminent domain and exhibits excellent professionalism.

U.S. District Court rules in state’s favor in Dunlap habeas corpus case

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane has ruled in favor of the state in a habeas corpus case filed by convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap.

The federal court ruling upholds Dunlap’s death sentence stemming from the 1993 murder of four employees at an Aurora restaurant.

Attorney General announces $2 million judgment against fraudulent Englewood-based business brokers

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Arapahoe County District Court judge has approved a settlement barring Tyrone E. Tymkovich (DOB: 12/30/1977) of Aurora and Sam Levine (DOB: 2/1/1967) of Castle Rock from soliciting or defrauding Colorado businesses through their business brokerage. Tymkovich and Levine will be required to pay $1 million each to the state in fines and restitution.

Attorney General recognized for his efforts in drug interdiction

DENVER —The Colorado Drug Investigators Association, at its annual conference in Breckenridge, has recognized Colorado Attorney General John Suthers for his dedication to enforcing drug trafficking laws and educating about the effects of illicit drug use. The association also thanked Suthers for his efforts to improve Colorado’s narcotics laws and related public policy issues, including medical marijuana.

Attorney General announces court order barring Denver man from providing fraudulent foreclosure-relief services

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Jefferson County District Court judge has barred Sherron L. Lewis, Jr., (DOB: 9/26/1956) from providing consumers with foreclosure-relief services. Lewis, who is not licensed to practice law, also was ordered as part of the preliminary injunction to pay more than $76,000 in restitution to his victims, including an elderly Illinois woman.

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