News & Press Releases 2014

DENVER — During a special presentation at the Arvada Police Department today,   Colorado Attorney General John Suthers presented Sergeant A.J. DeAndrea with the 2014 “Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.” The award is given annually to a certified Colorado peace officer who has served his or her community in an exemplary fashion over an extended period.

Affected Customers to Receive $67.5 Million

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office and T-Mobile USA, Inc., announced today a $90 million settlement agreement to resolve “cramming” charges. This now puts to rest allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on customer’s wireless phone bills. Of the $90 million at least $67.5 million will go directly to consumers who were victims.

DENVER—Today, the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma announced that they have filed an original action in the United States Supreme Court against the State of Colorado alleging that Colorado’s Amendment 64 and its implementing legislation regarding recreational marijuana is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

In response to today’s lawsuit, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement:

StopFraudColorado.gov Microsite Will Help Coloradans Avoid and Report Fraud

DENVER—One of the most important missions of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is protecting Colorado consumers and businesses from dishonest advertising and unscrupulous businesses. Consumer protection issues have long been the most “clicked through” part of the office’s website. So to emphasize its consumer-protection outreach and to meet the demand for timely and credible information on scams and help victims, Attorney General John Suthers today announced the launch of a new microsite, StopFraudColorado.gov.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued two composite reports on Colorado’s calendar year 2013 subprime consumer lending activity. The reports contain data on 250 companies at 749 licensed locations engaged in deferred deposit or “payday” loan and traditional supervised loan activity. The total volume of supervised lending overall significantly increased due in large part to increased servicing activity with a lessor increase in origination activity.

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced that Solicitor General Dan Domenico will present oral arguments on Monday before the United States Supreme Court in the Direct Marketing Association v Brohl (No. 13-1032). This is Domenico’s second appearance before the nation’s highest court. The case involves the federal jurisdictional statute, the Tax Injunction Act, and whether a challenge to Colorado's use tax collection act can be heard in federal court. 

Sirius XM Agrees to Multi-State Consumer Protection Settlement

DENVER– To resolve claims its advertising and billing practices were misleading, Sirius XM Radio, Inc. will pay eligible customers restitution under the terms of a settlement agreement announced today by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Colorado joined with 44 other state attorney general’s offices and the District of Columbia in announcing that Sirius will also pay $3.8 million to the participating states.

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is announcing the successful outcome of a lawsuit brought earlier this year against Paymon’s Market, Inc. for selling “spice,” a synthetic cannabinoid. Rahmatollah Ghamari, owner of the convenience store agreed to pay $100,000 to settle the case. 

DENVER—Today the Colorado Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the honorary Day of Prayer proclamations issued by Colorado governors as unconstitutional. In overturning the Court of Appeals ruling, the high court found that members of the organization Freedom from Religion Foundation did not have standing to bring the challenge.

DENVER–This morning United States Attorney John Walsh, Mexican Consul General Carlos J. Bello, and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalized a cooperative relationship to protect and promote the lawful rights of Mexican nationals in Colorado who are victims of crime, and to promote trust between the Mexican community in Colorado and all levels of law enforcement in the state.  The MOU, the first of its kind between a U.S.

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