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DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today released the following statement regarding an Arapahoe County jury's recommendation that Sir Mario Owens be sentenced to death for his role in the 2005 killings of Javad Marshall-Fields and Vivian Wolfe:

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers applauded a decision released today by Judge Christina M. Habas in Mesa County Board of County Commissioners, et al. v. Colo. Dept. of Education and the State of Colorado and Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.  Judge Habas declared SB 07-199 an unconstitutional change in tax policy without proper voter approval. 

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Governor Bill Ritter today announced the settlement of Colorado’s quarter-century-old claim for natural resource damages at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Superfund site. The State has reached agreements in principle with both Shell Oil Company and the United States Army that will result in over $35 million in acquisition, enhancement, and restoration of natural resources in and around the northeast metro area Arsenal site.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 29, Noon

WHERE:
State Capitol
West Foyer
200 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, 80203

NOTES:
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will make a major announcement regarding the State’s quarter-century old lawsuit for environmental damages at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Suthers will be joined by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, U.S. Senator Ken Salazar, Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister, and a host of other public officials.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today released the following statement following Governor Bill Ritter’s veto of HB-1208:

“The Youth Offender System that Colorado’s District Attorneys worked to create following 1993‘s ‘Summer of Violence’ has been an extremely important part of our criminal justice system for 15 years. Since the implementation of YOS, violent juvenile crime has been in decline, a clear reflection of the system’s effectiveness.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced the arrests of Young Jo Kwon (DOB 11/07/1964) and his wife, Jessie Kwon (DOB 12/05/1966), in connection with charges of indentured servitude at their Denver sushi restaurant. The couple was charged with five counts of theft and forgery.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that he and 49 other Attorneys General have reached an agreement to better protect children online with the popular social networking site Facebook. Facebook, based in Palo Alto, California, has agreed to make changes to its site that will better protect children from predators and inappropriate content. The company will also join a task force with MySpace to study age and identity verification software.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that his office has filed a temporary restraining order and injunction against four West Slope oil companies for failing to control construction runoff in waterways near Parachute, Colorado.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Daniel Arnold, age 51, has pled guilty to charges of racketeering, theft, and forgery for his role in allegedly stealing more than $1 million from the Colorado Medicaid system between 2000 and 2005.

WHEN:
Monday, March 24, 2008, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
State Services Building
1525 Sherman Street
Seventh Floor
Denver, CO 80203

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