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ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES $4.6 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH ABBOTT LABORATORIES OVER THE DRUG DEPAKOTE

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado received settlement funds from pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott Laboratories. The settlement resolves improper marketing allegations surrounding the drug Depakote which is used to treat various types of seizure disorders as well as manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Federal Medicaid program losses in Colorado totaled more than $4.6 million.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES 2011 ANNUAL LENDING DATA REPORT

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued three composite reports on Colorado’s calendar year 2011 subprime consumer lending activity (loans with an APR greater than 12% or that could exceed 12% on an adjustable rate loan). The reports cover all supervised lenders licensed by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. They contain data on 265 companies at 851 licensed locations making deferred deposit or “payday” loans, small-installment loans, and traditional supervised loans.

CANDICE JENKINS SENTENCED FOR DEFRAUDING THE GATHERING PLACE

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Candice Jenkins was sentenced to 90-days in jail by the Denver District Court. She also received four-years probation under the supervision of the Economic Crime Unit of the Denver Probation Department and is required to report the conviction to any future employer. In August, Jenkins pleaded guilty to the crime of engaging in a charitable fraud-scheme against The Gathering Place.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION UNDER HOSPITAL TRANSFER ACT

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John 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 Community First Foundation and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Inc. regarding the Exempla healthcare system. This matter was noticed on July 31, 2012.

ATTORNEY GENERAL SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST RAPPER DAME FAME AND FIVE OTHERS FOR CREDIT CARD AND BANK FRAUD

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that an Adams County District Court jury found six individuals, including the rapper known as “Dame Fame” of Brighton, Colorado, guilty in a pattern of racketeering activity. The six committed credit card and bank fraud as well as aggravated motor vehicle theft. They were all found guilty under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. The verdict was returned on September 20, 2012.

Qualified Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure to Receive Mailing, May Be Eligible for Payment

DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that claim forms are going out to Colorado borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011, and who may be eligible for payment under the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement.

Eligible borrowers had mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers that agreed to the settlement with the federal government and attorneys general for 49 states and the District of Columbia.

STATE GRAND JURY INDICTS SIX PEOPLE IN PIZZA BURGLARIES

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that it has obtained a 35-count indictment from the statewide Grand Jury against six individuals for an alleged pattern of racketeering activity. The six are accused of primarily burglarizing Denver-area pizza and restaurant establishments in addition to other commercial businesses. They are all charged in Adams County District Court under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. 

Colorado Attorney General Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit against Internet-Based Marketing Program

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced the settlement of a consumer protection lawsuit against Joseph Benedetto and his company, Consolidated Medical Services, LLC. The lawsuit alleged that Benedetto (39 years old) defrauded thousands of consumers through an internet-based affiliate marketing program. 

STANLEY FENTON ANDERSON TO SERVE 11-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR COMMITTING $1.6 MILLION IN SECURITIES FRAUD

DENVERColorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Stanley Fenton Anderson (39 years old) is guilty of scamming 17 individuals out of nearly $1.6 million. He was sentenced by the District Court of Adams County to serve an 11-year prison sentence for securities fraud. Anderson owned Standerson Mortgage and Financial Corp., Standerson Trucking, Dirt Posse Motorsports, as well as other businesses. 

COLORADO REACHES LANDMARK $181 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH 37 OTHER STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL AND JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Suthers announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a record $181 million dollar settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson (NYSE: JNJ).

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