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DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced a $29 million multistate settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation and its related North America entities over allegations that Toyota concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration in certain Toyota and Lexus models.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that a statewide grand jury has indicted Jeffory Shields (D.O.B. 10/01/1964) and Nicholas Sartini (D.O.B. 1/16/1968) on 16 counts of securities fraud. The indictment alleges that for approximately 11 months, beginning in January 2012, the two men solicited 21 investors from 13 states to invest in fraudulent exploration and drilling of oil and gas wells.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Alan Johnson of Loveland (D.O.B. 03/15/1967) was found guilty of running a drug-trafficking criminal enterprise that distributed cocaine and methamphetamine throughout Northern Colorado and as far away as Montana. He was convicted in Larimer District Court of two felony violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act and 18 felony violations of the Colorado Controlled Substances Act.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed a lawsuit today against Standard and Poor’s (S&P) in connection with the ratings that it issued on structured finance securities, including residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) that were issued at the height of the market from 2004-2007. This lawsuit is part of a joint federal-state effort to hold those responsible for their part in the foreclosure and financial crisis.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced that it entered into a stipulation and final agency order in a case involving a Westminster, Colorado debt-settlement company, Prestige Financial Solutions, Inc. and its owner Amy Thompson. In January 2012, the Attorney General’s Office accused Prestige of providing debt-management services to Colorado consumers without meeting the regulatory requirements under the state’s consumer protection laws.

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced the charging of fifteen individuals accused of fraudulently acquiring, diverting and distributing large amounts of oxycodone, a Schedule II Controlled Substance in the Denver-metro area as well as in Oklahoma.

DENVER — On January 22, 2013, the Colorado Department of Law and Attorney Generals’ Office, will move from its current location at 1525 Sherman Street, Denver CO 80203, to the:

Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
New Main Number: (720) 508-6000

In preparation for this event, the Department of Law will stop receiving documents and be officially closed at 12:00 p.m. MST on Friday, January 18, 2013. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from the new location.

DENVER — On January 5, 2013, John Suthers will begin his ninth year as Colorado’s Attorney General and in the process become the second longest-serving Attorney General in state history. Only Duke Dunbar, who served 22 years from 1951-1973, had a longer tenure as Colorado Attorney General. Suthers was appointed the state’s 37th Attorney General by Governor Bill Owens upon the election of Ken Salazar to the U.S. Senate. Suthers was sworn in on January 4, 2005, and was subsequently confirmed by the State Senate. He won election to the office in 2006 and 2010.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that, Jason Hemingway (37 years) was found guilty of running an elaborate auto-theft ring, stealing money and deceiving Colorado Department of Revenue personnel. He was convicted in Arapahoe District Court of ten felony counts involving theft, aggravated motor vehicle theft, ID theft and attempting to influence a public servant.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced that Adams County District Court entered a consent decree in a case involving the now defunct, debt-settlement company, Orion Financial Group and its owner Eric Thompson.

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