News & Press Releases 2011

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.

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.

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.).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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