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DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned Coloradans today to beware of e-mails from a fraudulent collection agency, IAC Recovery Systems, Ltd., informing them that they owe exactly $293.11 to an unnamed creditor. Based on numerous consumer complaints, Suthers warned consumers to not reply to the fraudulent messages.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and AARP ElderWatch urged Coloradans today to beware of scam artists using the 2010 Census as a means to steal their personal information, commit identity theft or commit other crimes. 

“The Census is an important decennial tradition that will determine, among many things, the number of congressional representatives Colorado will have for the next decade,” Suthers said. “I would urge Coloradans to cooperate with legitimate Census workers but beware of those intent on using the Census to commit identity theft or other crimes.”

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the state will receive more than $1.2 million as part of a $24 million multistate settlement with FORBA Holdings, LLC, a dental management company that provided management services to Small Smiles dental clinics nationwide. The agreement resolves allegations that starting in 2006, FORBA caused bills to be submitted to the state for medically unnecessary dental services performed on children covered by Medicaid.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that eight defendants indicted last year on suspicion of promoting and engaging in prostitution and cocaine distribution at a series of brothels in Denver, Longmont and Glenwood Springs have pleaded guilty. Jose Antonio Vigueras-Nolasco (DOB: 7/19/1952), the most recent to enter a plea, pleaded guilty to pimping, a class-three felony, on Monday, Jan. 19, and received a four-year sentence in the Colorado Department of Corrections. 

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Steven James Yedo (DOB: 11/3/1964) on suspicion of illegally dumping gasoline, a hazardous waste, on land owned by Union Pacific Railroad.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers congratulated Deputy Attorney General Monica M. Marquez today for receiving the 2009 Richard Marden Davis Award, a prestigious distinction given to an attorney under the age of 40 who has excelled in the legal profession as achieved civic, cultural, educational and charitable distinction. 

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher warned Coloradans today to be wary of unregistered charities or other entities attempting to use the earthquake in Haiti, which has left thousands dead and the island nation devastated, to scam consumers.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers asked the state’s U.S. Representatives and Senators to see to it that Colorado is fully reimbursed under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) for the costs the Colorado Department of Corrections incurs to imprison illegal immigrants. 

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is scheduled to testify before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission at a session on Thursday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 a.m. MDT. Suthers along with a series of other financial and legal experts will discuss the U.S. government’s economic recovery efforts and related instances of fraud that contributed to the financial crisis. Specifically, the attorney general will testify about state enforcement efforts in the midst of and in response to the financial crisis.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he has partnered with the Entertainment Software Association and Web Wise Kids to launch Wired With Wisdom, an Internet safety program designed to educate Colorado parents on how to help keep their children safe online. Colorado is the latest in a series of states, including California, New Mexico, Utah and Virginia, to participate in the program.

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