News & Press Releases 2012

ATTORNEY GENERAL INDICTS MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY FOR SELLING OUT BACK DOOR; Members of Multistate Drug Distribution Ring also Indicted

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that it has obtained indictments against The Silver Lizard, LLC, a Denver medical marijuana dispensary, and members of a multistate drug ring.

CANDICE JENKINS GUILTY OF DEFRAUDING THE GATHERING PLACE

DENVERColorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Candice Jenkins has pled guilty to the crime of engaging in a charitable fraud-scheme, a class five felony, against The Gathering Place. The Gathering Place is a shelter located in Denver that provides services to women and their children experiencing issues with homelessness and poverty. Jenkins also pled guilty to theft a class two misdemeanor.

STATE CLAIMS BOARD ISSUES REMINDER TO FILE LOWER NORTH FORK FIRE CLAIMS

DENVER – People who believe they may have suffered an injury as a result of the Lower North Fork fire are being reminded to file their claims with the State Claims Board. That fire occurred on or about March 26, 2012.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON HOSPITAL TRANSFER ACT

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has issued an opinion under the Hospital Transfer Act (C.R.S § 6-19-101, et seq.) relating to the proposed lease of the Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health.

$10.15 Million Approved for Conservation Projects in Rocky Mountain Arsenal Region

DENVER—The Colorado Natural Resource Damages Trustees have awarded $10,150,000 in funding for 11 conservation projects in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The projects encompass more than 800 acres and are expected to leverage another $31 million in additional funding to build a regional, integrated greenway and open space network.

McKesson to Pay Colorado more than $3.5 Million Resolving Abuses of Inflated Pricing for Prescription Drugs

DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Colorado, as part of a national settlement against the McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America that distributes one-third of the medicines used every day, has resolved allegations that McKesson violated the Federal False Claims Act and various state false claims acts. By reporting inflated pricing data for a large number of prescription drugs, McKesson caused the state’s Medicaid program to overpay for those drugs.

ATTORNEY GENERAL STATEMENT ON AURORA MOVIE THEATRE SHOOTING

DENVER — The following statement is to be attributed to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in reaction to today's Aurora movie theatre shooting.

"Sadly, Colorado is once again the location of a tragic and senseless act of violence that will be seared into our collective psyche for years to come.

COLORADO TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $4.5 MILLION IN HISTORIC HEALTH CARE SETTLEMENT WITH GLAXOSMITHKLINE

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive more than $4.5 million as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) in the largest health care fraud settlement in history.

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES STATEMENT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION ON THE INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE MANDATE

DENVER — Today, by a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual health insurance mandate contained in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL RECEIVES THE PRESTIGIOUS KELLEY-WYMAN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL

ANCHORAGE —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has received the Kelley-Wyman Memorial Award, the most prestigious annual honor given by the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”). NAAG President Rob McKenna, the Attorney General of the State of Washington, announced the award at NAAG’s annual summer meeting, which was held June 19–21 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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