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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.

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.

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.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive more than $4.5 million as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) in the largest health care fraud settlement in history.

DENVER — Today, by a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual health insurance mandate contained in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

ANCHORAGE —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has received the Kelley-Wyman Memorial Award, the most prestigious annual honor given by the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”). NAAG President Rob McKenna, the Attorney General of the State of Washington, announced the award at NAAG’s annual summer meeting, which was held June 19–21 in Anchorage, Alaska.

DENVER — In response to a question posed by the Colorado Community College System, Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today released a formal opinion on whether Colorado’s state-supported institutions of higher education have authority to create discounted tuition categories for undocumented students without legislative approval.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment of Tracy Vasseur (DOB: 7/10/1971) and her mother, Karen Vasseur (DOB: 10/19/1938), of Brighton for their roles in a “Nigerian internet romance scam.” The indictment alleges that, as part of the scam, the Vasseurs stole over one million dollars from 374 victims throughout the United States and from 40 other countries.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment of Candice Jenkins (44 years old) of Centennial for her role in a charity-fraud scheme that occurred between May, 2010 and August, 2011. 

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that four individuals were recently indicted for computer crime, filing false tax returns and trademark counterfeiting for selling counterfeit cycling jerseys and bicycle components on the internet. Counterfeit items seized from the main target’s apartment have an estimated industry manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) value of  $285,306.00.

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