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DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Amy Nofziger, director of Colorado’s AARP ElderWatch program, encouraged Coloradans to take advantage of a series of document-shredding events that will take place Saturday, June 9, across the Front Range.

“Shredding documents that contain your personal information, such as checking account numbers and your Social Security number, is one of the simplest steps Coloradans can take to protect themselves against identity theft,” Suthers said. “Shredding will help prevent identity thieves from easily targeting you and your family.”

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained a final agency order for civil penalties against Credit Solutions of America, LLC, a Dallas, Texas company, and Doug Van Arsdale, the company’s president, for unregistered and unlawful debt management practices in Colorado. Under the final order, Van Arsdale and his company are each liable for more than $5,000,000 in civil penalties, for a total of over $10,000,000.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has joined 45 other state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission in entering a $45 million settlement with Sketchers USA, Inc., the maker of Skechers footwear, to resolve allegations of deceptive trade practices.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said today that a national report showing both a lower perception of risk associated with marijuana use and higher rates of marijuana use among teens is a discouraging development.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said today that a national report showing both a lower perception of risk associated with marijuana use and higher rates of marijuana use among teens is a discouraging development.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Jennifer Proffitt-Payne (DOB: 12/21/1961), Cody Payne (DOB: 11/28/1963) and a series of Jefferson County-based magazine businesses. The lawsuit follows allegations that Proffitt-Payne, of Evergreen, and her businesses, including Great Lakes Circulation and D2D Consulting, engaged in deceptive trade practices.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the state has reached an agreement with the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Association that resolves allegations that the nonprofit had not conducted business according to its articles of incorporation and bylaws or the relevant laws.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that 89 local law enforcement agencies will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold prescription drug take-back events at 117 locations on Saturday, April 28 at sites across the state.

“Prescription drug abuse is one of the gravest problems facing Colorado today,” Suthers said. “This continued partnership between the Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement across the state will help keep these potent drugs off the streets and out of the hands of youth and others to abuse."

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment of Frank Brandse (DOB: 9/1/1969), Erica Wicklund-Brandse (DOB: 11/4/1968) and Centennial-based Pro Grease Trap Services, Inc. on suspicion that they made misrepresentations on official forms and defrauded restaurants in Grand Junction.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has reached an agreement with Denver-based RMI Associates and its principals, Russell Bryant III and Damon Smith, that bars them from engaging in any operation that offers to help consumers receive restitution or conducts any form of consumer advocacy. The consent decree also requires that RMI Associates, which also did business under the names recovermyinvestment and Daily Deal 360, Inc., pay the state $300,000 in restitution and fines.

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