News & Press Releases 2011

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Pueblo County jury has convicted Thomas K. Tienda of eight felonies related to the release of asbestos that occurred when he hired unlicensed individuals to demolish an asbestos-contaminated Pueblo home between May 2007 and July 2007.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained a judgment for more than $594,000 against Thomas Roland for his role in an Orlando, Fla.-based unregistered debt management company that defrauded Colorado consumers.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that his office and the Federal Trade Commission have obtained a court order barring Russell T. Dalbey, founder and CEO of the Westminister-based Dalbey Education Institute (formerly known as American’s Note Network), from airing misleading infomercials.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has issued an decision approving HCA Holdings, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of the Colorado Health Foundation’s interest in the HCA-HealthONE hospital system. The Office of the Attorney General determined that the transaction is in the public interest and that the $1.45 billion sale price is a fair market price.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Robert “Bob” Fuller, a senior investigator with the Denver District Attorney’s Office, has been awarded the Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.

“Investigator Fuller has devoted more than three decades of his life to public service,” Suthers said. “His work and service to the people of this state is deserving of the highest commendation and reflects the very best of Colorado’s law enforcement community.”

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he has appointed Vincent E. Morscher as the Deputy Attorney General overseeing the Colorado Department of Law’s Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against a series of Denver, Lakewood, Littleton and Wheatridge-based magazine-sales telemarketing companies and their principals on suspicion that they deceived and defrauded consumers in Colorado and nationwide.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver District Court judge has determined that transactions a series of Northbrook, Ill.-based companies and a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based business engaged in are loans subject to Colorado’s consumer-protection laws.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued three reports on Colorado’s 2010 subprime consumer lending activity. The reports cover lenders licensed by the Office of the Attorney General and do not include data on all loans issued in the state. The report contains data on 288 lending companies with 880 licensed locations making deferred deposit “payday” loans, small-installment loans and traditional supervised loans.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an order barring Denver-based RMI Associates from providing consumers with assistance in filing a consumer complaint with the state for a fee. The court order also requires that RMI Associates refund any fees it has accepted from consumers to assist them in filing a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission.

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