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DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Suthers announced today that the Consumer Protection Section of his office filed a civil lawsuit against Paymon’s Market, Inc., an Aurora convenience store, for selling synthetic cannabinoids, commonly referred to as “spice.”  Defendants Rhamatollah Ghamari (D.O.B. 04/21/85) and Paymon Eliott Ghamari (D.O.B.

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is urging victims of Target Corporation’s (NYSE: TGT) consumer data breach to sign up for the company’s sponsored free credit monitoring services. Consumers are also encouraged to vigilantly monitor their credit and debit card statements for unauthorized activity.   

DENVER-Colorado has suffered through horrific school shootings, with 13 killed at Columbine High School in April 1999, one killed at Platte Canyon High School in September 2006, and one killed at Arapahoe High School about three weeks ago on December 13. 

After the Columbine massacre, a program named Safe2Tell was established to give K-12 students an anonymous hotline to report school safety problems to authorities -- including, but not limited to, planned school shootings, bullying, drug and alcohol use, and planned suicides. 

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the Peace Officer Standards and Trainings Board (POST) rolled out new curriculum in 2014 designed to better prepare law enforcement for emergencies in schools. The training brings new elements of crime prevention, intervention and enforcement that are unique to basic school resource officer (SRO) training.


DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that a Douglas County jury has found an investigator with the Douglas County Coroner’s Office, Carter Kimball Lord (D.O.B. 03/04/47) guilty of embezzlement and forgery.  In October 2012, the Criminal Justice Section of the Attorney General’s Office filed a complaint against Lord accusing him of embezzling firearms from the Douglas County Coroner’s Office. An investigation led by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations uncovered the facts surrounding this case.

DENVER—Nearly 3,850 foreclosed borrowers in Colorado will soon receive notice that they may be eligible to receive payments as part of a $2.1 billion state-federal settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced the filing of a civil complaint against online consumer loan servicing companies, CashCall, Inc. and WS Funding, LLC, a collection agency, Delbert Services Corporation, and the companies’ principal J. Paul Reddam (D.O.B. 07/28/55).

DENVER—With receipt of $225,000, the state has resolved a case in which 615 Coloradans were financially harmed by a Texas-based debt-settlement company that was operating illegally in Colorado. The Consumer Protection Section of the Attorney General’s Office has entered a stipulation and final agency order with the now defunct CreditAnswers and its Chief Executive Officer William Loughborough (D.O.B. 11/02/62).

DENVER- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Consumer Credit Unit of his office filed a civil lawsuit against United Credit Recovery (UCR), its principal and director, Leonard Potillo (D.O.B. 06/26/65), as well as against GTF Services and Standley & Associates, alleging that they sought to pass off fraudulent bank documents in their attempt to collect on outstanding debts and engaged in deceptive trade practices that harmed consumers.

DENVER-Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted four individuals for running a criminal enterprise that involved stolen cars, guns, methamphetamine and prescription drugs. “Shot caller” Robert Muniz (D.O.B. 01/14/55), Anthony Balderrama ((D.O.B. 08/08/93), Victor Vialpando (D.O.B. 11/13/72) and Lindsay Rae Garry (D.O.B. 08/30/89) were arrested for a pattern of racketeering that began in 2012.  All but Garry are now in police custody.

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