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DENVER — The independent monitor for the National Mortgage Settlement today issued a nationwide report outlining the consumer relief activities of the five banks that are parties to the settlement. Since March 1, 2012, the banks disclosed that they have extended more than $26.1 billion in mortgage relief to more than 310,000 homeowners or roughly $84,385 per homeowner. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced the report shows $207.4 million in consumer relief has gone to 3,700 homeowners in Colorado.

DENVER - The Attorney General certified today that the dollar limit established under the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-1-1106(d)(1) for January 2010-December 2011 was $106,200.  The Attorney General has certified the dollar limit as of January 2012 to be $108,400. UPMIFA is a uniform act that provides guidance on investment decisions and endowment expenditures for nonprofit and charitable organizations.

DENVER —Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC (NYSE: GSK)  to resolve allegations that the drug manufacturer unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, Avandia®. Under the consent judgment, of the total settlement, Colorado will receive $1.9 million in funds for failing to disclose all negative side effects. 

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.

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