News & Press Releases 2011

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

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Enhanced Servicing Solutions, of Orlando, Fla., and its president, Thomas Roland, on suspicion that they engaged in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers.

Attorney General announces indictment of Aurora couple suspected of committing elaborate workers compensation fraud scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment against two Aurora residents suspected of stealing $140,000 worth of workers’ compensation funds from Pinnacol Assurance.

Attorney General participates in multistate sweep to raise awareness about immigration-services scams

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has joined with the Federal Trade Commission and a series of other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to highlight nearly 70 cases involving immigration-services fraud, including two case involving Colorado Springs-based companies, the Immigration Center and Simply Done Immigration.

Attorney General announces settlement with Office Depot to resolve allegations of overbilling government, nonprofit entities

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has reached an agreement with Office Depot to offer a refund to roughly 115 Colorado governmental agencies and nonprofits in connection with the sale of office supplies between January 2006 and March 2009.

Attorney General announced four-year prison sentence for Castle Rock man who ran oil and gas investment scam

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Douglas County judge has sentenced Adam Hirschfeld (DOB: 3/2/1983) to four years in prison to be followed by 12 years of economic-offender probation, which includes intensive monitoring of all of his financial dealings. The court also ordered Hirschfeld to pay more than $4.6 million in restitution, fines and costs.

Attorney General, FTC announce lawsuit against companies, individuals pushing misleading get-rich-quick infomercials

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has joined with the Federal Trade Commission to file a lawsuit against Westminister-based Dalbey Education Institute, formerly known as American’s Note Network, and the companies’ principals on suspicion that they engaged in deceptive trade practices connected to misleading infomercials.

Attorney General decries Colorado Senate’s lack of leadership as it fails to pass a widely supported THC driving limit

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers decried the Colorado Senate’s inability to pass House Bill 1261, a widely supported proposal to set a per se limit for THC blood levels akin to Colorado’s 0.08 BAC limit for alcohol.

Attorney General announces settlement with Hollywood Video to resolve allegations of problematic debt collection practices

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has joined a multistate settlement with Hollywood Video to settle allegations that the company engaged in improper debt collection practices. According to the settlement, Hollywood Video’s collection agent, National Credit Solutions, reported negative credit information to credit bureaus on widespread basis without prior customer notice or opportunity for challenge, resulting in credit rating damage to affected consumers.

Attorney General announces $6.5 million judgment against roofing company that defrauded Denver, Colorado Springs homeowners

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver District Court judge has ordered Glenn Jessen (DOB: 6/18/1969), the former president of Claim Specialists International, Inc., to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution for accepting payment for but not performing roofing work for Denver and Colorado Springs homeowners. The court also ordered Jessen to pay more than $4.2 million in civil penalties and more than $639,000 in costs and fees to the Office of the Attorney General.

Attorney General announces $90.8 million multistate settlement with UBS to resolve bid-rigging allegations

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today a $90.8 million multistate settlement with UBS to settle allegations that the multinational bank engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. The settlement is one component of a coordinated law enforcement and regulatory action involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service.

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