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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.”

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.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has issued a 25-count indictment against Timothy Kuskowski (DOB: 7/20/1963) who is suspected of stealing the identities of nearly two dozen Coloradans and using them to pass fake checks in 10 counties across Colorado.

DENVER — Attorney General John Suthers jointed state and federal officials today to urge borrowers at risk of losing their homes to use Colorado’s free Foreclosure Hotline,
1-877-601-HOPE (4673).

“Borrowers facing default or foreclosure should act now to save their homes,” Suthers said. “Free help is only a phone call away.”

The Foreclosure Hotline is staffed with HUD approved nonprofit housing counselors who can talk with them about their mortgage. Homeowners contacting the Fore-closure Hotline stand a good chance of saving their home with little or no cost.

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