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DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Ronald D. Gollehon (D.O.B. 12/22/49) and his companies Open Source Games, Inc., WikiRainforest, Inc,, Gameworking, LLC and others on 56 counts of securities fraud. Gollehon is accused of offering investment opportunities for an online game in development and soon to launch.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a civil lawsuit was filed and Temporary Restraining Order obtained against Andre Shatyko (D.O.B. 01/01/86), Alexander Kurdyukov (D.O.B. 04/18/87), and their air duct cleaning companies, Seabreeze Air, LLC; Seabreeze Air; Quality Air; Quality Air “LLC”; and Fresh Air, LLC.  They are accused of advertising their cleaning services for very low prices, only to significantly increase their prices once inside a customer’s homes. This business model violates the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. 

MONTROSE, CO—District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller today filed a motion to dismiss the case against Frederick Mueller. In February 2012, Dan Hotsenpiller filed one count of murder against Frederick Mueller related to the suspicious drowning of his wife, Dr. Leslie Mueller, in Hinsdale County on May 3, 2008. In February 2013, after a five week trial in Gunnison County, a jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Subsequently, venue was moved to Broomfield County, and once again in October 2013, following a trial, a jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

DENVER — The Statewide Grand Jury indicted nine individuals for targeting distressed homeowners as part of a fraudulent short-sale scheme that allowed the defendants to ultimately defraud the banks and lenders who held the mortgages for the distressed homeowners. The announcement was made today by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers; Ronald Sloan, Director of Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI); Inspector General David Montoya of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Office of Inspector General (U.S. HUD-OIG); Acting Inspector General Michael P. Stephens of the U.S.

DENVER—The Colorado Court of Appeals today issued its opinion in a case (2012CA2313) in which a group of plaintiffs challenged a decision of the Colorado Attorney General to approve the transaction in which the Colorado Health Foundation sold its interest in several hospitals in the Denver area to HCA-HealthONE. The Court affirmed the trial court judgment dismissing the lawsuit. Unlike the trial court, which dismissed the case as moot, the Court of Appeals held that the plaintiff lacked standing to contest the Attorney General’s approval of this hospital transfer.

DENVER– Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Colorado will receive approximately $7.7 million dollars from Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: JNJ) in a settlement resolving allegations of illegal off-label marketing activities of the drugs Risperdal and Invega.

DENVER — During a community awards ceremony today at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office,  Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that Division Chief Phil West is the 2013 recipient of the “Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.” Attorney General Suthers presented the annual award with Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle introducing the Att

DENVER —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers joined 46 states and the District of Columbia today to announce that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay a total of more than $30 million to settle allegations that the companies misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and membership.

DENVER – Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, today issued new metrics that impose greater oversight over Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, CitiGroup and Wells Fargo under the National Mortgage Settlement. These new metrics are the result of violations that the monitor reported earlier this summer regarding the banks’ compliance with the settlement.

DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his Consumer Protection Section filed a civil lawsuit against Tobacco King, a Longmont tobacco store owned by Mr. Sang Leaming for selling a variety of products commonly referred to as “spice.” Leaming and Tobacco King sold spice products without warning consumers that the contents may contain illegal synthetic cannabinoids or other undisclosed, and potentially dangerous, chemicals.


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