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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.

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.

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