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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).

COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL SECURES $69 MILLION AGREEMENT WITH THREE U.S. PUBLISHING COMPANIES OVER E-BOOK PRICE-FIXING LAWSUIT

Colorado Consumers Entitled to Approximately $1.5 Million from Settlement

THOMAS K. TIENDA TO SERVE FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIRING HOMELESS FOR ASBESTOS DEMOLITION AND CAUSING ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Pueblo County District Court judge sentenced Thomas K. Tienda to four years in the Department of Corrections after his demolition of a Pueblo house led to the airborne release of asbestos. A Pueblo jury convicted Tienda of eight felonies. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL INDICTS MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY FOR SELLING OUT BACK DOOR; Members of Multistate Drug Distribution Ring also Indicted

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that it has obtained indictments against The Silver Lizard, LLC, a Denver medical marijuana dispensary, and members of a multistate drug ring.

CANDICE JENKINS GUILTY OF DEFRAUDING THE GATHERING PLACE

DENVERColorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Candice Jenkins has pled guilty to the crime of engaging in a charitable fraud-scheme, a class five felony, against The Gathering Place. The Gathering Place is a shelter located in Denver that provides services to women and their children experiencing issues with homelessness and poverty. Jenkins also pled guilty to theft a class two misdemeanor.

STATE CLAIMS BOARD ISSUES REMINDER TO FILE LOWER NORTH FORK FIRE CLAIMS

DENVER – People who believe they may have suffered an injury as a result of the Lower North Fork fire are being reminded to file their claims with the State Claims Board. That fire occurred on or about March 26, 2012.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON 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 lease of the Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health.

$10.15 Million Approved for Conservation Projects in Rocky Mountain Arsenal Region

DENVER—The Colorado Natural Resource Damages Trustees have awarded $10,150,000 in funding for 11 conservation projects in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The projects encompass more than 800 acres and are expected to leverage another $31 million in additional funding to build a regional, integrated greenway and open space network.

McKesson to Pay Colorado more than $3.5 Million Resolving Abuses of Inflated Pricing for Prescription Drugs

DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Colorado, as part of a national settlement against the McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America that distributes one-third of the medicines used every day, has resolved allegations that McKesson violated the Federal False Claims Act and various state false claims acts. By reporting inflated pricing data for a large number of prescription drugs, McKesson caused the state’s Medicaid program to overpay for those drugs.

ATTORNEY GENERAL STATEMENT ON AURORA MOVIE THEATRE SHOOTING

DENVER — The following statement is to be attributed to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in reaction to today's Aurora movie theatre shooting.

"Sadly, Colorado is once again the location of a tragic and senseless act of violence that will be seared into our collective psyche for years to come.

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