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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.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that 89 local law enforcement agencies will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold prescription drug take-back events at 117 locations on Saturday, April 28 at sites across the state.

“Prescription drug abuse is one of the gravest problems facing Colorado today,” Suthers said. “This continued partnership between the Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement across the state will help keep these potent drugs off the streets and out of the hands of youth and others to abuse."

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an indictment of Frank Brandse (DOB: 9/1/1969), Erica Wicklund-Brandse (DOB: 11/4/1968) and Centennial-based Pro Grease Trap Services, Inc. on suspicion that they made misrepresentations on official forms and defrauded restaurants in Grand Junction.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has reached an agreement with Denver-based RMI Associates and its principals, Russell Bryant III and Damon Smith, that bars them from engaging in any operation that offers to help consumers receive restitution or conducts any form of consumer advocacy. The consent decree also requires that RMI Associates, which also did business under the names recovermyinvestment and Daily Deal 360, Inc., pay the state $300,000 in restitution and fines.

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.

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