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Attorney General announces countersuit against business alleging violations of Colorado consumer-protection law

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a counterclaim lawsuit against Orion Financial Group, a Westminster based firm, and its owner, Eric Thompson, on the grounds that they provided debt-management services to Colorado consumers without meeting the registration and reporting requirements of Colorado consumer protection laws.

Denver Health Medical Center to pay $6.3 million to settle allegations relating to overbilling Medicare and Medicaid

DENVER – Denver Health and Hospital Authority, doing business as Denver Heath Medical Center, will pay the United States and the State of Colorado $6.3 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicare and Medicaid by misclassifying patients for hospital admissions. 

Attorney General announces indictment of Highlands Ranch woman suspected of stealing loan fees

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Jill M. Evans (DOB: 9/15/1965) and her company, Paramount Mortgage of Colorado Ltd., of defrauding more than a dozen individuals across the country out of thousands of dollars in fees for mortgages and loans she never delivered.

Attorney General announces $34.25 million multistate settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today a $34.25 million multistate settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services to settle allegations that the company engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. The settlement is one component of a $70 million coordinated state and federal law enforcement and regulatory action involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service.

Attorney General announces guilty verdict for Colorado Springs man in tax-evasion case

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver jury has convicted Colorado Springs resident Douglas Bruce (DOB: 8/26/1949) of three felonies and one misdemeanor related to his failure to pay taxes on income he earned during the 2005, 2006 and 2007 tax years.

Attorney General announces David Blake as new Deputy Attorney General for Legal Policy and Government Affairs

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he has appointed David Blake as the Deputy Attorney General for Legal Policy and Government Affairs.

“I am pleased to welcome David to my senior staff,” Suthers said. “David is a skilled attorney with a deep history of work on compelling public policy issues both in this office and for the U.S. Department of Justice. He will be an excellent addition to the Office of the Attorney General’s management team. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”

Attorney General announces lawsuit to dissolve a Denver-based nonprofit corporation

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the organization Fired Up For Kids so a successor organization can continue the entity’s mission as a nonprofit organization.

Attorney General lauds failure of bill that would have allowed businesses to robocall cell phones

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement after the sponsor of legislation that would have allowed businesses to call consumers’ cell phones using robocalls withdrew his bill:

“Although I have been unsuccessful in my efforts to shield Colorado consumers from all non-emergency robocalls, I am pleased to see that Congress has decided not to subject consumers to even more automated calls through their cell phones,” Suthers said. “The death of this legislation at the hands of its sponsor is a significant victory for consumers.”

Attorney General highlights national report showing increasing teenage use of marijuana, declining cigarette and alcohol use

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said today that a new report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse showing increasing youth consumption of marijuana should be a cause of concern for Coloradans.

Attorney General warns consumers to beware of scammers posing as the Better Business Bureau

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned consumers today to beware of e-mails pretending to be from the Better Business Bureau. The e-mails, from riskmanager@bbb.org, might include the subject line, “complaint from your customers,” and contains a link to a Web site that includes malicious code. The Texas Attorney General’s Office warned consumers about this new scam last week.

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