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DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will address the governors from four U.S. and six Mexican states Sept. 3 as part of a conference aimed at resolving problems along the two countries’ mutual border. Suthers’ presentation, scheduled for the second day of the Border Governors Conference in Monterrey, Mexico, will focus on the efforts of western attorneys general to assist their Mexican peers as their states transition to an adversarial court system.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph announced today that Douglas County District Court Judge Vincent White has sentenced Mark H. Polunci (DOB: 5/16/1957) to seven years in prison for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office recently obtained guilty pleas and sentences in the Denver District Court in two separate Medicaid wheelchair-fraud cases.

Cortney Ileane Miller, 55, pleaded guilty Aug. 14, 2009 to forgery, a class-five felony. Theft and other felony charges in a twelve-count Criminal Complaint were dismissed. Denver District Court Judge Christina Habas sentenced Miller to five years probation, with conditions to include 100 hours of useful public service and restitution of more than $23,000.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, 17th Judicial District Attorney Don Quick and the North Metro Task Force announced today that they have dismantled a massive methamphetamine ring comprised of 41 suspects, including 19 suspected of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. The Statewide Grand Jury handed down the recently unsealed indictment last week.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and 17th Judicial District Attorney Don Quick announced today that Tammera Deane Henritze, 38, pleaded guilty Aug. 14, 2009 to one count of criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault on an at-risk adult, a class-three felony, stemming from allegations that she neglected and mistreated an elderly woman and then falsely billed Medicaid for the care. Pursuant to the stipulated terms of the plea agreement, Henritze faces a prison term of between 10 and 20 years at her Oct. 26 sentencing hearing.  

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an El Paso County District Court has ordered a Colorado Springs business, the Immigration Center, from engaging in deceptive trade practices, including posing as or claiming an affiliation with the federal government.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Colorado has received a share of a $12.4 million settlement with Madison, New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics Inc. after one of its former subsidiaries, Nichols Institute Diagnostics, manufactured faulty medical-testing kits that resulted in inaccurate and unreliable laboratory tests that were billed to the state Medicaid program.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office’s consumer credit compliance examinations yielded more than $1.8 million in refunds to more than 13,000 Colorado consumers during the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office, in conjunction with the Florida Attorney General’s office, has reached an agreement to prevent an Englewood-based brokerage firm, Assurity Financial Services, LLC, from engaging in deceptive trade practices. The agreement is the latest in a series of actions the Office of the Attorney General has taken to combat deceptive mortgage advertising.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted 15 individuals on suspicion of running a cocaine ring that extended throughout the Denver metro area, northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. The indictment is focused on conduct occurring between March 2009 and June 2009.

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