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Attorney General Announces Settlement Barring Mortgage Broker From Operating Inside Colorado

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the settlement of another lawsuit against a mortgage broker for deceptive advertising and sales practices. Earlier this year, the Attorney General filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Green River Mortgage LLC and its president, Dimitry Yakubovich, for violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. Yakubovich has since moved to Florida and no longer operates Green River. The settlement bars him from brokering loans in Colorado. The settlement also obligates him to pay $7,887 in restitution.

Attorney General Calls President’s Decision To Cut Immigration Program ‘An Evasion Of Responsibility’ By The Federal Government

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers criticized President Barack Obama’s decision this week to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program in an effort to cut roughly $400 million out of the federal budget.

Attorney General Reports Successful Legislative Session For Consumer Protection, Criminal Justice Issues

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that every bill his office endorsed this legislative session has either been signed into law or awaits the governor’s signature.

Attorney General Announces Indictment Of 15 Illegal Immigrants In Statewide Prostitution Ring

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted 15 illegal immigrants on suspicion of operating an illegal enterprise, known as Mi Casa Su Casa, that promoted and engaged in prostitution and cocaine distribution at a series of brothels in Denver, Longmont and Glenwood Springs.

Attorney General Announces Arrest, Prosecution Of Mexican National In 1989 Palisade Murder

DENVER — Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the work of his office’s Foreign Prosecutions Unit has resulted in the arrest of Rafael Garcia Aguilar (DOB: 9/19/1949) in the July 4, 1989 murder of Charles “Chuck” Porter in Palisade.

Attorney General Announces Monica M. Marquez As New Deputy Attorney General For State Services Section

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today he has appointed Monica M. Marquez as the newest Deputy Attorney General overseeing the Colorado Department of Law’s State Services Section.

“I am pleased to welcome Monica to my senior staff,” Suthers said. “Her breadth of experience and success representing the state of Colorado in a variety of cases makes her an excellent addition to the Department of Law’s management team. I look forward to working with her in her new capacity.”

Attorney General And Fellow Rocky Flats Trustees Call Award Of Grant Funds A ‘Welcome Development’

DENVER — The Office of the Attorney General joined its partner agencies today in praising the award of nearly $2.5 million in natural resource damage funds to support projects aimed at restoring and improving the open space surrounding the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site.

Attorney General Calls Adams County Court Decision A Victory For Hazardous Waste Management In Colorado

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office called a judge’s decision that the Adams County Board of Commissioners had misapplied hazardous waste funds a victory for hazardous waste management in Colorado.

“The money Adams County dipped into was intended to help state and local authorities accommodate the Clean Harbors hazardous waste facility and ensure safe operations,” Attorney General John Suthers said. “We are glad to see the court defend the proper use of this fund.”

Attorney General And AARP Elderwatch Warn Consumers Of Reported Door-To-Door Newspaper Subscription Scam

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and AARP ElderWatch issued a consumer advisory today warning Coloradans of a reported scam involving door-to-door salesmen selling subscriptions to the “new” Rocky Mountain News.

According to AARP ElderWatch, one of the Office of the Attorney General’s partners in fraud prevention, the door-to-door salesmen have told Colorado Springs residents they only can accept cash in exchange for a subscription.

Attorney General Announces Grand Jury Indictment Of Western Slope Motorcycle Chop-Shop Operator

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Edward Degner (DOB: 4/28/1954) on a series of felonies for his role in a statewide motorcycle chop shop and theft scheme.

According to the indictment, Degner is suspected of committing 18 different crimes related to his operation between April 2004 and April 2007, including 14 counts of first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft.

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