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DENVER—The United States Supreme Court in a unanimous decision today upheld the language of an interstate compact between Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana governing the states’ rights to water from an interstate river. The Court ruled that because it did not have explicit authority to do so under the compact, a Texas water district could not cross state lines to appropriate water from within Oklahoma’s borders.

DENVER—On Friday, June 7, 2013, Attorney General John Suthers informed the Colorado District Attorneys Council, the Colorado Public Defender, and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Council via letter of the report by Mountain States Employers Council.

Attorney General John Suthers issued the below statement today:

DENVER- Colorado borrowers who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a check this month for an average of $1,480. To date, the total cash payments for mortgage servicing abuse are Colorado is $32,882,672. This relief is in addition to $405.3 million already provided to more than 7,000 borrowers for principal reductions, mortgage modifications and other forms of relief.  

DENVER –The statewide grand jury has indicted John Parks (DOB: 10-29-76 ) and Daryl Honowitz (DOB: 09-05-60 ) on 28 criminal counts related to the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) and felony charges for computer crime, theft, defrauding a secured creditor, identity theft and forgery.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced that Erik Burt (D.O.B. 01/24/84) and Javon Ristick (D.O.B. 05/31/85) pled guilty to burglarizing the homes of Colorado’s senior citizens and were both sentenced to serve eight-years each with the Department of Corrections.

DENVER—The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the state in Lobato v. State of Colorado. The Attorney General’s Office has steadfastly defended the state’s thorough and uniform system of public education for almost seven years successfully arguing that Colorado’s system of public school financing does not violate the state’s constitution.

Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement in response:

DENVER—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today issued a reprieve to Nathan Dunlap for the duration of the Hickenlooper administration. Dunlap was sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 1993 “Chuck E Cheese” murders of Margaret Kohlberg, Sylvia Crowell, Colleen O’Connor and Ben Grant.

Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement in response:

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced the resolution of a multistate, antitrust litigation against a major U.S. book publisher for price-fixing and collusion in the electronic book (E-book) market. Colorado has reached an agreement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

DENVER— The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that the statewide Grand Jury has indicted Quantum Title after investigators found approximately $3 million missing from the company’s escrow account. After sending a letters to customers, its insurance company, and the Colorado Division of Insurance advising that it was unable to meet escrow obligations, Quantum Title ceased operations in July 2011.

DENVER – Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, has received an update on the consumer relief activities the five banks that are parties to the Settlement reported through March 31, 2013. The banks sent these reports to each state that is party to the Settlement with copies to the Monitor and the Monitoring Committee. This figure includes both completed consumer relief and active first lien trial modifications.


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