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Attorney General Releases Rand Study On Costs Of Meth Abuse

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, in his capacity as chairman of the state’s Methamphetamine Task Force, today released a nationwide study on the economic costs of meth use in the United States. The study, which was conducted by the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, estimates that meth use in the United States costs in excess of $23 billion in direct, indirect, and intangible costs each year.

Suthers To Seek Reelection As Attorney General

DENVER – The following is a statement from Colorado Attorney General John Suthers regarding his plans for 2010:

“Let me say at the outset that I really love serving as Attorney General of Colorado. As I’ve told many people, I take great joy in having had the privilege of winning, what I like to call, ‘the legal trifecta’ – being able to serve as District Attorney, U.S. Attorney, and now, as Attorney General. That’s an important fact to keep in mind in trying to make sense out of what follows.

Attorney General Announces Indictment Of Drug Kingpin

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that charges have been filed against Westminster’s Duy H. Nguyen, (date of birth 8/20/80), who is alleged to be the ringleader of a criminal enterprise responsible for a string of burglaries, car thefts, and widespread drug distribution. The 94-count indictment, which arose from a Statewide Grand Jury investigation, includes charges against ten Colorado residents for a laundry list of crimes around the west Metro area.

Appeals Court Upholds Al-Turki Conviction

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced that the Colorado Court of Appeals today upheld the conviction of Homaidan Al-Turki on charges of false imprisonment, conspiracy, criminal extortion, theft, and 12 counts of unlawful sexual contact.

Al-Turki is a Saudi Arabian citizen who has lived in the United States since 1995. The State accused him of stealing from, and sexually abusing, his Indonesian housekeeper between 2000 and 2004. In August of 2006, an Arapahoe County judge sentenced Al-Turki to 20 years to life in prison.

Colorado To Recover $2.6 Million In Zyprexa Settlement

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive more than $2.6 million as part of a settlement with Eli Lilly and Company, over allegations that Lilly engaged in an off-label marketing campaign that improperly promoted the anti-psychotic drug, Zyprexa. The settlement represents Colorado’s state share of a global settlement announced today, in which the company will resolve four federal whistleblower lawsuits, as well as claims by numerous other states and the federal government.

Suthers Announces Legislation To Shield Homeowners

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced four priority bills to be introduced during the 2009 legislative session. The bills target “foreclosure rescue” firms, lift age-old civil penalty limits, and increase the penalties for appraisal fraud and water pollution.

House Bill 1109 – Expanding the Colorado Foreclosure Protection Act

Paramedic Impersonator Pleads Guilty

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Todd Teel, age 41, has pled guilty in Denver District Court to a felony charge of Criminal Impersonation. The State had alleged that Teel, who was not a state-certified paramedic, provided American Medical Response of Denver a falsified certificate attesting to his paramedic status. The complaint, which was filed last October, alleged that Teel then operated in AMR ambulances as a paramedic between June 2006 and December 2007.

Attorney General Announces Additional Mortgage Fraud Cases

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced three settlements as part of his office’s ongoing effort to crack down on deceptive mortgage advertising and bring foreclosure consultants into compliance with the law. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a similar set of cases announced on November 18 of last year.

Foreclosure Protection Enforcement

Attorney General Announces Cephalon Settlement

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive more than $1.2 million as part of a nationwide settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Cephalon, Inc. The monies will be used to reimburse the State Medicaid system.

Attorney General Announces Indictment In Asbestos Case

DENVER -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Richard Oliver (DOB 7/16/47) on four felony charges involving asbestos removal and disposal. The charges include Causing or Contributing to a Hazardous Waste Incident, Knowing Endangerment, and Bribery of a Witness.

Identity Theft

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