News & Press Releases 2014

AT&T Mobility to Pay $105 Million in for ‘Cramming’ Customers’ Bills

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC to resolve allegations that AT&T Mobility placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, a practice known as “cramming.” Consumers who were crammed often complain about recurring monthly charges for premium text message subscription services (e.g. horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores) that they never requested.

DENVER—For defrauding investors of more than $750,000 in an oil and gas wells securities scheme, Robert Allen Zickefoose (D.O.B. 07/19/64) will serve a 10-year prison sentence. He was initially indicted by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in July of 2013 and plead guilty in July 2014. Zickefoose failed to appear for his hearing last month and subsequently, an El Paso County judge issued the sentencing order.

DENVER—This morning, the Colorado Supreme Court removed the legal obstacles preventing Colorado’s county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Governor John Hickenlooper and Clerks of Adams, Boulder, Denver and Jefferson Counties Sign on to Motions

DENVER—This afternoon, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the Governor’s Office and the Clerks of Adams, Boulder, Denver and Jefferson Counties filed joint motions to lift stays in the 10th Circuit and Colorado Supreme Court. In addition, the parties moved to dismiss appeals of lower-court decisions in federal court as well as in Adams and Boulder Counties.  While the high court’s decision not to hear an appeal of the 10th Circuit ruling means that same-sex marriage will be legal in Colorado soon, stays put in place by the federal and state courts must first be lifted.

Same-Sex Marriage will be the Law in Colorado when the 10th Circuit Court and Lower Courts Lift Stay Orders

DENVER—The United States Supreme Court this morning denied review of all seven of the petitions from the lower Federal Circuit Courts that arose from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Because the 10th Circuit Court, which has jurisdiction over Colorado, struck down Utah and Oklahoma’s ban, today’s decision by the high court clears the way for same-sex couples to legally wed in Colorado once stay orders have been lifted. The following statement is to be attributed to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers:

Bogus Coupon Scheme Triggered Consumer Complaints Resulting in Lawsuit

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver District Court Judge has permanently barred Andre Shatyko (D.O.B. 01/01/86) and Alexander Kurdyukov (D.O.B. 04/18/87), and their companies, Seabreeze Air, LLC; Seabreeze Air; Quality Air; Quality Air “LLC”; and Fresh Air, LLC from advertising or performing air-duct cleaning services in Colorado. Using Groupon, LivingSocial and ValPak, Seabreeze offered services at low prices with no intention of honoring the advertised rate.

Total Funding for Rocky Mountain Greenway Project Now $82.55 Million

DENVER—The Colorado Natural Resources Damages Trustees today awarded $17.4 million in funding for 10 conservation projects in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge area. This money is in addition to a prior award of $10.15 million that 11 projects received in July 2012 and raises the total natural resources damages funding directed towards conserving and restoring the region to $27.55 million.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced that the statewide grand jury has issued a 37-count indictment against six family members for using their status in the real estate industry to perpetrate a fraud-for-profit mortgage fraud scheme. The family is accused of manipulating “straw buyers” to buy and sell properties destined for foreclosure.

17 People Indicted for Trafficking Methamphetamine

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced one of the largest single incidents of  methamphetamine seizure by law enforcement in state history in partnership with the U.S.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Sang Leaming owner of Tobacco King will pay $100,000 for selling “spice” products that contained synthetic cannabinoids and which are illegal under Colorado law. Tobacco King sold products that were deceptively labeled and failed to disclose that they were illegal as well as harmful. The terms of the Consent Judgment impose the nation’s largest-ever civil fine for selling Spice products against a single store.

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