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DENVER — During a community awards ceremony last night, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that Master Sergeant Larry Bennington with the Arvada Police Department was the 2012 recipient of the “Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.” Attorney General Suthers presented the annual award as part of the Arvada Police Awards Ceremony which celebrates the heroes of the community. 

DENVER —The following statement is to be attributed to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in reaction to yesterday’s passage by Colorado voters of Amendment 64. 

“Despite my strongly held belief that the ‘legalization’ of marijuana on a state level is very bad public policy, voters can be assured that the Attorney General’s Office will move forward in assisting the pertinent executive branch agencies to implement this new provision in the Colorado Constitution. 

DENVER–Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive $1.8 million as part of a settlement with Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS) for past document execution practices by LPS subsidiaries DocX, LLC and LPS Default Solutions, Inc. Florida-based LPS provides technology and other services to mortgage loan servicers.  

DENVER–Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive approximately $221,430 as part of a settlement against Connecticut-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) for alleged kickbacks and off-label marketing campaigns. Of this amount, $104,000.00 will be returned to the federal government as its share of the Medicaid money recovered.

DENVER — The Colorado Court of Appeals today affirmed the conviction of Jon Phillips. Phillips was convicted in 2008 of first-degree murder and of child abuse resulting in death. Phillips starved to death his son, Chandler Grafner, and forced him to live in a closet.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that Colorado has completed arrangements for distribution of all of the $51.17 million it received under the multistate settlement with the country’s five largest banks.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the appointment of Melanie Snyder to head the office’s new Revenue & Utilities Section as deputy attorney general. In order to create better efficiencies and streamline operations, the Business & Licensing Section was divided into two sections: Business and Licensing (B&L) which remains headed by Deputy Attorney General Diana Black and Revenue & Utilities (R&U) now headed by Snyder.

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.

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.

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.

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