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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.

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 transaction between Community First Foundation and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Inc. regarding the Exempla healthcare system. This matter was noticed on July 31, 2012.

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that an Adams County District Court jury found six individuals, including the rapper known as “Dame Fame” of Brighton, Colorado, guilty in a pattern of racketeering activity. The six committed credit card and bank fraud as well as aggravated motor vehicle theft. They were all found guilty under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. The verdict was returned on September 20, 2012.

DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that claim forms are going out to Colorado borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011, and who may be eligible for payment under the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement.

Eligible borrowers had mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers that agreed to the settlement with the federal government and attorneys general for 49 states and the District of Columbia.

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that it has obtained a 35-count indictment from the statewide Grand Jury against six individuals for an alleged pattern of racketeering activity. The six are accused of primarily burglarizing Denver-area pizza and restaurant establishments in addition to other commercial businesses. They are all charged in Adams County District Court under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. 

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