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DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a bankruptcy court in New York has formally ratified General Motors’ agreement to honor Colorado and other states’ laws governing the relationship between automotive dealerships and New GM, a newly formed entity created by the United States Treasury,

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an arbitrator appointed to help resolve a fight over the Republican River has sided with Colorado on a number of key issues in the state’s longstanding dispute with Nebraska.

In a non-binding decision, Arbitrator Karl Dreher rejected the vast majority of claims Nebraska brought against Colorado and Kansas concerning how the states calculate compact compliance along the Republican River.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Adams County jury has convicted Uto Essien (DOB: 6/24/1964), the ringleader of a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud operation, on four felony charges all related to the use of shell corporations and false invoices to skim money off the top of nearly three-dozen real estate transactions.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office’s
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has recovered a record amount of money from Medicaid fraud settlements and restitution during the fiscal year ending June 30 totaling more than
$5.3 million.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted James Shattuck (DOB: 12/14/1952) on theft, forgery and securities fraud charges after he allegedly obtained money from investors for what they thought was the construction of a car wash in Northglenn. Shattuck also is suspected of using money he obtained to develop a subdivision in Weld County to pay off personal debt.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today his office has reached a settlement with an Englewood locksmith company after an investigation revealed it had routinely misrepresented the costs of its services to consumers.

Under the settlement, Basad, Inc., and its owners Peleg Forman, Batia Forman and Michael Biton, will pay $100,000. The money will be used to reimburse consumers who complained of paying Basad, Inc., charges that were not disclosed to consumers when they called and requested locksmith services.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he has joined with 39 other attorneys general in reaching a $9.75 million settlement with TJX Companies, Inc., after an investigation showed the retail company’s data storage practices left the personal data on thousands of Coloradans at risk for theft or misuse

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he is pleased to host nearly two-dozen Mexican investigators and prosecutors for a week-long training exercise aimed at preparing them for their transition from conducting paper-based criminal trials to an adversarial system conducted in open court.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he has joined more than two-dozen other attorneys general from across the country in objecting to General Motors’ bid to unfairly modify its auto dealership agreements as part of its bankruptcy case in a New York federal court.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that two men, Danny Troy Kleiman (DOB: 2/17/1964) and David Dale Werkmeister (DOB: 9/14/1964), indicted on suspicion of committing multiple felonies in connection with a scheme to solicit thousands of dollars in charitable donations for nonexistent charities, have pleaded guilty.

Kleiman and Werkmeister each pleaded guilty to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act and to committing charities fraud, both felonies. Under their plea agreements, each could face up to 16 years in prison.

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