News & Press Releases 2011

Attorney General announces court order barring a Denver-based company from unlicensed debt collection

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the state has secured a court order barring Regent Asset Management Solutions, Inc., a Denver-based debt collection agency, and its CEO, Michael A Scata (DOB: 5/6/1954), from engaging in the unlicensed collection of debt in Colorado in violation of the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The order also requires that Regent Asset Management Solutions pay the state $70,000 in civil penalties for violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

Attorney General pleased U.S. Supreme Court has accepted states’ case concerning the individual health insurance mandate

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers released the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to take up question of the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate:

Attorney General announces 45-year prison sentence for leader of 41-person, Metro-wide methamphetamine ring

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Adams County District Court judge has sentenced Aaron Castro, one of the ringleaders of a 41-person methamphetamine ring, to 45 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Attorney General, multi-agency task force announce indictment of northern Colorado drug-trafficking ring

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment for 33 individuals involved in an enterprise that trafficked methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and other controlled substances throughout northern Colorado.

Attorney General announces indictment of Denver residents suspected of illegally disposing of dry cleaning chemicals

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment for Continental Fabric Care, Inc,, and its owners June Ho Choi (DOB: 12/21/1951) and Hyun S. Pak (DOB: 4/5/1948), concerning their involvement in the abandonment of hazardous chemicals in eastern Denver.

Attorney General announces indictment of duo suspected of stealing cars and reselling them to unsuspecting buyers

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment against Othello Kenta Bland (DOB: 6/19/1978) and Chelsea Marie Getchell (DOB: 7/8/1989) on suspicion that they fraudulently obtained used cars from sellers and resold them for cash to unsuspecting buyers.

Attorney General announces indictment of self-proclaimed gypsies suspected of burglarizing the homes of elderly Coloradans

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment against Javon Ristick (DOB: 5/31/1985) and Erik Burt (DOB: 1/24/1984) on suspicion that they stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash and belongings from 10 senior-citizen victims along the Front Range.

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

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that local law enforcement agencies across the state will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold prescription drug take-back events on Saturday, October 29.

“Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing problems facing Colorado today,” Suthers said. “This take-back effort and partnership between the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement across the state will help keep these potent drugs off the streets and out of the hands of youth and others to abuse.”

Attorney General announces guilty plea in unlawful sexual contact case involving former Western Slope District Attorney

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Myrl Serra, the former District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District of Colorado, pleaded guilty in Montrose District Court to criminal extortion, a class-four felony, and unlawful sexual contact, a class-one misdemeanor. The unlawful sexual contact charge involved three victims. In pleading guilty, Serra acknowledged that sufficient evidence exists for a jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

Colorado Natural Resource Trustees award $1.7 million to aid in the restoration of the South Platte River

DENVER — The Natural Resource Trustees of Colorado announced today that they have awarded $1.7 million in natural resource damage funds to the Greenway Foundation on behalf of the Overland Park Neighborhood Association to help restore water quality, habitat and riparian areas along a two-mile stretch of the South Platte River in south Denver.

The award of the funds will be contingent on the Greenway Foundation procuring matching funds for its projects at Grant Frontier Park, Pasquinel’s Landing and Overland Park. The projects are expected to start in roughly two years time.

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