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DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Summit County District Court Judge Terry Ruckriegle has sentenced Timothy Kuskowski (DOB: 7/20/1963), who ran a 10-county check fraud and identity theft operation throughout Colorado, to 14 years in prison. The judge also ordered Kuskowski to pay $25,611.31 in restitution to the victims of his crimes.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has unveiled a beta version of its new Web site at www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov.

“This new Web site will better inform the people of Colorado about what we do at the Office of the Attorney General,” Suthers said. “This Web site is a vast improvement over the old site, allowing users access to more information. We look forward to using our new Web site to better serve and inform our constituents, the people of Colorado.”

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the state of Colorado has received nearly $1.2 million in federal grant funds to start a program that will allow some people previously convicted of felonies to apply to have DNA testing performed in their case.

“DNA is one of law enforcement’s most effective tools for convicting the guilty and exonerating the innocent,” Suthers said. “These grant funds will allow us to use DNA to ensure that no Coloradan has been wrongly convicted.”

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers praised President Barack Obama’s nomination of John Kammerzell, the director of Colorado’s Peace Officer Standards and Training program, as Colorado’s next U.S. Marshal.

“John’s more than three decades of experience in law enforcement make him an ideal candidate to be Colorado’s next U.S. Marshal,” Suthers said. “John has done an excellent job developing training programs and protocols for the Peace Officers Standards and Training unit within the Attorney General’s Office. No one knows law enforcement better than John.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Montrose County District Court judge has sentenced Steven Casebolt (DOB: 2/8/1959) to a total of five years probation for his involvement in a Montrose-based company’s failure to properly store and dispose of hazardous wastes.

The judge also sentenced Casebolt, who pleaded guilty July 9, 2009 to three felony counts — illegal treatment of a hazardous waste, illegal storage of a hazardous waste and illegal storage of a hazardous waste — to 135 days in jail.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Douglas County District Court judge has sentenced Terry Paul Dorman (DOB: 3/24/1946) to 10 years in prison — the maximum allowable sentence — for his role in defrauding Colorado consumers by stealing their money and funneling their tax returns into his business ventures.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will deliver the keynote speech to the state’s prosecutors gathered at a conference the Colorado District Attorneys Council is hosting today in Keystone.

The attorney general’s remarks, scheduled to be delivered this morning, touch on a variety of topics, including prosecutors’ roles in ongoing sentencing reform efforts to how crime and punishment has and has not changed since Suthers first became a prosecutor more than three decades ago.

The attorney general’s actual remarks may vary from this advance copy.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Adams County judge has sentenced Uto Essien (DOB: 6/24/1964), the ringleader of a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud operation, to 30 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Essien, a Nigerian national, will be deported upon completion of his sentence.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office’s Consumer Protection Unit has filed a complaint against a Denver-based company, its corporate officers and other related entities on suspicion of violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and the Uniform Consumer Credit Code through an aggressive door-to-door roofing scheme. The operation, according to the complaint started operating in April 2007.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Colorado will receive $3.5 million as part of two settlements with drug manufacturer Pfizer, including $2.8 million as part of a $1 billion Medicaid multistate settlement and $705,000 as part of a $33 million non-Medicaid multistate settlement.

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