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Attorney General announces $58.75 million multistate settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve bid-rigging allegations

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today a $58.75 million multistate settlement with Wells Fargo to settle allegations that individuals working at Wachovia, which Wells Fargo acquired in 2008, engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. The settlement is one component of a $148 million coordinated state and federal law enforcement and regulatory action involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Attorney General announces guilty pleas from Aurora couple who perpetrated an elaborate workers compensation fraud scheme

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has secured guilty pleas from two Aurora residents who stole $120,000 worth of workers’ compensation funds from Pinnacol Assurance.

Attorney General announces court order barring a Denver-based company from unlicensed debt collection

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the state has secured a court order barring Regent Asset Management Solutions, Inc., a Denver-based debt collection agency, and its CEO, Michael A Scata (DOB: 5/6/1954), from engaging in the unlicensed collection of debt in Colorado in violation of the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The order also requires that Regent Asset Management Solutions pay the state $70,000 in civil penalties for violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

Attorney General announces settlement barring Denver-based credit-repair company from defrauding consumers

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that it has reached a settlement with a Veracity Credit Consultants LLC, a Denver-based company, that bars the company from charging upfront fees in exchange for credit-repair services as well as misleading consumers about their abilities to cleanse consumers’ credit reports. Under the terms of the agreement, Veracity Credit Consultants must pay the state $400,000 in restitution, costs and fees.

Attorney General pleased U.S. Supreme Court has accepted states’ case concerning the individual health insurance mandate

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers released the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to take up question of the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate:

Attorney General announces 45-year prison sentence for leader of 41-person, Metro-wide methamphetamine ring

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Adams County District Court judge has sentenced Aaron Castro, one of the ringleaders of a 41-person methamphetamine ring, to 45 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Attorney General, multi-agency task force announce indictment of northern Colorado drug-trafficking ring

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment for 33 individuals involved in an enterprise that trafficked methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and other controlled substances throughout northern Colorado.

Attorney General announces indictment of Denver residents suspected of illegally disposing of dry cleaning chemicals

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment for Continental Fabric Care, Inc,, and its owners June Ho Choi (DOB: 12/21/1951) and Hyun S. Pak (DOB: 4/5/1948), concerning their involvement in the abandonment of hazardous chemicals in eastern Denver.

Attorney General announces indictment of duo suspected of stealing cars and reselling them to unsuspecting buyers

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment against Othello Kenta Bland (DOB: 6/19/1978) and Chelsea Marie Getchell (DOB: 7/8/1989) on suspicion that they fraudulently obtained used cars from sellers and resold them for cash to unsuspecting buyers.

Attorney General announces indictment of self-proclaimed gypsies suspected of burglarizing the homes of elderly Coloradans

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment against Javon Ristick (DOB: 5/31/1985) and Erik Burt (DOB: 1/24/1984) on suspicion that they stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash and belongings from 10 senior-citizen victims along the Front Range.

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