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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.

DENVER—Denver District Court Judge Robert McGahey ordered Sea to Ski Vacations and its owners Andrew Wunder, Bethany Wunder, Christian Wunder, and Stephen Wunder, (a/k/a Mark Dutell, Stephen Andrews, Michael Miller, Andrew Stephens, and Bethany Gonsowski), to pay more than $7.0 million in penalties and restitution to consumers for violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, Judge McGahey prohibited the Wunders from owning, managing, or operating travel-related businesses again because of their deceptive business practices. 

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that after being convicted of two counts of securities fraud, Jeffory Shields (D.O.B. 10/01/1964) was sentenced to serve an eight-year prison sentence and pay $5,659,088 in restitution.

42 State Attorneys General Allege Pfizer’s Off-Label Marketing Violated FDA Warning

DENVER —The Colorado Attorney General’s Office joined 41 other state attorneys general today in announcing a consumer protection settlement with Pfizer, Inc., parent company of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. totaling $35 million of which Colorado will receive $649,029.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John W. 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 transaction between the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System Inc. (d/b/a SCL Health), Saint Joseph Hospital Inc., and National Jewish Health. This matter was noticed on July 10, 2014.

14 State Attorneys General and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Obtain $92 Million Judgment Permanently Banning Rome Finance from Lending

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office joined with 13 state attorneys general and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to secure approximately $92 million total in debt relief from Rome Finance, which also did businesses as Colfax Capital Corporation and Culver Capital, LLC, for approximately 17,000 U.S. service members and other consumers harmed by the company’s predatory lending scheme.

DENVER—In response to today’s Colorado Supreme Court ruling regarding the issuing of same-sex marriage licenses, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued the following comment.

“Today, the Colorado Supreme Court restored order to the state’s legal process by making it clear that all clerk and recorders should comply with existing state law. We are pleased that the focus may now return to the important constitutional issues posed by the same-sex marriage cases pending in Colorado and around the country.”

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DENVER— The Boulder District Court today ruled that the City of Longmont may not ban hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste. In ruling in favor of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Judge Mallard found that the ban is invalid and stayed her ruling until further order from a higher court. 

DENVER— U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore granted a temporary stay of Colorado’s same-sex marriage law until a higher court rules on this issue.

“We are gratified Judge Moore agreed with us that additional litigation in that court would be wasteful given that our laws' status will be decided by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Utah's case. We expect the court of appeals to continue the stay, as it and the supreme courts of the U.S. and Colorado have in similar cases,” said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

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