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DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has joined a
multistate lawsuit against publishers, Penguin Group (USA) Inc.; Macmillan Holdings, LLC; Simon & Schuster, Inc.; Simon & Schuster Digital Sales, Inc.; as well as Apple, Inc., on suspicion that they engaged in price fixing and other anticompetitive practices in the market for electronic books.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Larimer County District Court judge has sentenced Richard Dorr Novaria (DOB: 10/27/1964) to eight years in prison and five years mandatory parole for his role in a securities fraud scheme. The judge also ordered Novaria to pay more than $3.48 million in restitution.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Arapahoe County judge has sentenced Patrick Sullivan (DOB: 2/1/1943) of 30 days in jail and two years on probation. Sullivan’s sentence following his guilty pleas to one class-six felony count of drug possession and one class-three misdemeanor count of solicitation of prostitution.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Colorado Methamphetamine Task Force has voted to oppose Senate Bill 12-163, which would make the possession of Schedule I and Schedule II drugs a misdemeanor instead of a class-six felony. Suthers serves as chairman of the Colorado Methamphetamine Task Force.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a consent decree that transfers the assets of Fired Up For Kids, a Denver-based organization to a successor organization, Colorado Firefighter Calendar, Inc. Under the consent decree, Fired Up For Kids has agreed to dissolution under the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporations Act.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Full Spirit Ministries, a Fort Collins-based charity; its founder, CEO and president, Richard M. Thebo (DOB: 9/11/1940); and several of the charity’s board members on suspicion that they misused the charity’s assets and made misrepresentations while soliciting donations.

The United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, John F. Walsh, and the Colorado Attorney General, John W. Suthers, announce the end of a national foreclosure rescue scheme. The perpetrators, operating through Bella Homes LLC, had promised hundreds of distressed homeowners that Bella Homes would help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Instead of helping homeowners, the perpetrators helped themselves to a lavish lifestyle replete with fancy cars, vacations, and even gold coins.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that Colorado will use the $51.17 million it has received under the recent multistate settlement with the country’s five largest banks to fund homeowner relief and foreclosure-prevention efforts throughout the state.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the state has reached an agreement with Westwood College, Inc. to address allegations that the institution violated the Consumer Protection Act by misleading prospective students, engaging in deceptive advertising and failing to comply with Colorado’s consumer lending laws.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he will meet with Arturo Sarukhán, the Mexican ambassador to the United States, during the ambassador’s visit to Colorado on Wednesday, March 14. Sarukhán also is scheduled to appear as the featured speaker at The Winter Night Club event that evening at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. He will speak on Mexico and United States relations.

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