News & Press Releases 2013

ATTORNEY GENERAL SUTHERS STATEMENT ON COLORADO SUPREME COURT DECISION IN LOBATO V. COLORADO

DENVER—The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the state in Lobato v. State of Colorado. The Attorney General’s Office has steadfastly defended the state’s thorough and uniform system of public education for almost seven years successfully arguing that Colorado’s system of public school financing does not violate the state’s constitution.

Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement in response:

COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL REACHES AGREEMENT WITH PENGUIN GROUP, INC. TO RESOLVE E-BOOK PRICE-FIXING ALLEGATIONS

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced the resolution of a multistate, antitrust litigation against a major U.S. book publisher for price-fixing and collusion in the electronic book (E-book) market. Colorado has reached an agreement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

ATTORNEY GENERAL SUTHERS STATEMENT ON NATHAN DUNLAP CLEMENCY

DENVER—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today issued a reprieve to Nathan Dunlap for the duration of the Hickenlooper administration. Dunlap was sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 1993 “Chuck E Cheese” murders of Margaret Kohlberg, Sylvia Crowell, Colleen O’Connor and Ben Grant.

Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement in response:

ATTORNEY GENERAL HALTS QUANTUM TITLE’S PONZI SCHEME

DENVER— The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that the statewide Grand Jury has indicted Quantum Title after investigators found approximately $3 million missing from the company’s escrow account. After sending a letters to customers, its insurance company, and the Colorado Division of Insurance advising that it was unable to meet escrow obligations, Quantum Title ceased operations in July 2011.

COLORADO UPDATES CONSUMER RELIEF DATA FROM NATIONAL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT

DENVER – Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, has received an update on the consumer relief activities the five banks that are parties to the Settlement reported through March 31, 2013. The banks sent these reports to each state that is party to the Settlement with copies to the Monitor and the Monitoring Committee. This figure includes both completed consumer relief and active first lien trial modifications.

ATTORNEY GENERAL SUTHERS’ STATEMENT ON FEDERAL LAWSUIT CHALLENGING COLORADO’S RECENT GUN LEGISLATION

DENVER—Today, various plaintiffs announced the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging the legality of gun laws enacted during the recently completed legislative session.

Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement in response:

“In defending the lawsuit as counsel for the state, the objective of the Attorney General’s Office will be to get court rulings on the legality of various aspects of the legislation as expeditiously as possible. Colorado citizens, and law-abiding gun owners in particular, deserve such clarification.”

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES STATEMENT ON RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA LEGISLATION

DENVER —The following statement is to be attributed to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in reaction to the Colorado General Assembly’s work to pass laws regarding the recreational use of marijuana. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL SECURES GUILTY PLEA AGAINST TATYANA DATKHAEVA FOR THEFT OF MEDICAID AND MEDICARE FUNDS

DENVER — Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Tatyana Datkhaeva, M.D. (D.O.B. 11/9/48) entered pleas of guilty to one count of felony theft and one count of misdemeanor theft for submitting numerous false bills to the Colorado Medicaid program and to Medicare for which she was reimbursed.

ATTORNEY GENERAL APPOINTS JULIE ANN MEADE AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CONSUMER CREDIT UNIT

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the appointment of Julie Ann Meade to head the office’s Consumer Credit Unit.  In that capacity, Ms. Meade will serve as the Administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code and the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

ATTORNEY GENERAL HALTS MAGAZINE TELEMARKETING SCAM

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Office of the Attorney General has filed a civil lawsuit and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Raymond B. Jones, Jr. (D.O.B  10/21/76), Cora Jones (D.O.B. 07/26/52), and several magazine telemarketing companies that they operate. The Joneses and their companies are alleged to have charged consumers hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for magazine subscriptions that they neither wanted nor ordered.

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