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$120 million will be returned to eligible consumers

 DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today a $158 million settlement with Verizon and Sprint regarding wireless cramming charges.  This agreement resolves allegations that Verizon and Sprint charged wireless customers for unauthorized third-party services. Of the $158 million, approximately $120 million will go directly to consumers who were victims.

DENVER— Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that her office has filed a civil lawsuit in Denver District Court against Freedom Stores Inc., d/b/a/ Freedom Furniture & Electronics, Military Credit Services, LLC, and Freedom Acceptance Corporation.  These companies have repeatedly broken Colorado lending and consumer protection laws in their aggressive pursuit of military customers.   

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman congratulated Assistant Attorney General John T. Lee on receiving the prestigious Governor Ralph Carr Award from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.  The APABA presented Lee with the award at its 25th Anniversary Celebration last week, in recognition of his service as a public-sector attorney.

DENVER –Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is warning consumers to beware of scams trying to exploit the recent earthquake in Nepal.  During the aftermath of natural disasters, many people want to do their part by giving to charity in order to help victims and their families during their time of crisis. Unfortunately, scam artists prey on the generosity of others by soliciting for fraudulent donations.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that her office has sent out more than 20,000 checks to homeowners who were improperly charged false and inflated foreclosure costs by foreclosure law firm Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP.  Attorney General Coffman contracted with a third-party Administrator to send out the payments totaling over $7.7 million.  Homeowners eligible for these payments cured, reinstated, or entered a loan modification to stop a foreclosure initiated through Aronowitz & Mecklenburg. 

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, on behalf  of the State of Colorado, joined a lawsuit this week challenging hydraulic fracturing regulations recently issued by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Colorado joins Wyoming and North Dakota in the litigation.

Domestic Violence Victims will Benefit from Resources Being Co-located in Single and Safe Location

DENVER—In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced a $1 million grant was awarded to the Rose Andom Center to finance its capital campaign.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced that the Colorado Statewide Grand Jury indicted Robert Scott Wiens, age 52, for securities fraud. Wiens was arrested on a golf course by officers with the Broomfield Police Department. The 19-count indictment alleges securities fraud, theft, and forgery and resulted from tight collaboration between the Colorado Division of Securities at the Department of Regulatory Agencies and the Attorney General’s Office’s Financial Fraud Unit.

DENVER—For the fourth time in two years, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has successfully sued an air-duct cleaning company for false advertising. A consent judgment was obtained against 212 Home Inc., (d/b/a Denver Air Duct), and company owner, Eliran Raviv. While consumers were enticed with bargain $39 cleaning offers, they were ultimately charged much higher amounts. The company misrepresented the qualifications of its staff and misled homeowners into believing that their systems contained mold.

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