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DENVER — The following statement is to be attributed to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in reaction to today's Aurora movie theatre shooting.

"Sadly, Colorado is once again the location of a tragic and senseless act of violence that will be seared into our collective psyche for years to come.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive more than $4.5 million as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) in the largest health care fraud settlement in history.

DENVER — Today, by a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual health insurance mandate contained in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

ANCHORAGE —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has received the Kelley-Wyman Memorial Award, the most prestigious annual honor given by the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”). NAAG President Rob McKenna, the Attorney General of the State of Washington, announced the award at NAAG’s annual summer meeting, which was held June 19–21 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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 — In response to a question posed by the Colorado Community College System, Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today released a formal opinion on whether Colorado’s state-supported institutions of higher education have authority to create discounted tuition categories for undocumented students without legislative approval.

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.

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