News & Press Releases 2011

Attorney General congratulates AARP ElderWatch on 10 years of service to Colorado seniors

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers congratulated AARP ElderWatch today on its 10 years of work in preventing senior fraud and educating seniors on the dangers of consumer fraud, identity theft and other scams.

Attorney General announces that Colorado will receive $5.7 million following settlement with Maxim Healthcare Services

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office will receive
$5.7 million as part of a $160 million multistate settlement with Maryland-based Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., an in-home healthcare services provider. The settlement, joined by 41 states, settles allegations that the healthcare company billed Medicaid for services not performed.

Attorney General releases analysis of pending hospital transaction and announces public hearings

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has decided to hold two public hearings concerning HCA Holdings, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of the Colorado Health Foundation’s interest in the HCA-HealthONE hospital system. This decision stems from the office’s determination that the proposed $1.45 billion transaction does not fall under the Colorado Hospital Transfer Act but does warrant review under the Attorney General’s common-law authority over charitable organizations (§24-31-101(5), C.R.S.).

Attorney General announces lawsuit against Denver company involved in consumer restitution scam

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a complaint against Denver-based RMI Associates on suspicion that the company fraudulently solicited customers that it could help them recover restitution related to a federal lawsuit the Office of the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission recently filed.

Attorney General announces lawsuit against Florida company engaged in unregistered debt management services

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a complaint against Consumer and Business Debt Counseling Services, an Orlando, Fla.-based company, suspected of engaging in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers.

Attorney General announces arrest, prosecution of three Mexican nationals in 2006 Montrose murder

DENVER — Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the work of his office’s Foreign Prosecutions Unit has resulted in the arrest of Miguel Godinez (DOB: 2/21/1978), Gilberto Godinez (DOB: 6/5/1978) and Luis Partida (DOB: 8/23/1986) in Nayarit, Mexico in connection with the 2006 murder of 25-year-old Marco Antonio Vargas-Salvador in Montrose.

Attorney General announces eight-year prison sentence for convicted human trafficker

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Jefferson County District Court judge has sentenced Dallas Colby Cardenas (DOB: 9/3/1991), of Denver, to eight years in prison following his conviction for trafficking a child.

Attorney General announces judgment against Florida company engaged in unregistered debt management services

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained a more than $590,000 judgment against Orlando, Fla.-based Enhanced Servicing Solutions after the company engaged in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers.

Circuit Court finds for the states in constitutional challenge to the individual health insurance mandate

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers lauded an order issued by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed a U.S. District Court ruling that Congress does not have the authority to impose an individual health insurance mandate on U.S. citizens.

Attorney General warns consumers to beware of private firms offering to assist in recovering restitution

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned consumers to beware of companies offering to assist them in recovering restitution from the state’s consumer protection lawsuits in exchange for an upfront fee. The Office of the Attorney General learned of this scam after consumers inquired about the validity of RMI Associates and its Web site, www.recovermyinvestment.com.

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