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DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today convened the 2008 Attorney General’s Summit on Senior Financial Exploitation. The event brought together more than 225 professionals representing 52 cities and towns in 31 counties from across Colorado to discuss the best methods to prevent the financial exploitation of older Coloradans.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced his office’s participation in Operation Clean Sweep, a joint effort with the Federal Trade Commission and 22 other states to root out unlawful credit repair practices in 33 businesses nationwide. As part of the operation, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has entered into settlement agreements with two Colorado credit service organizations, and has ongoing investigations into numerous others.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced that charges were filed earlier today against Todd Teel, age 40, stemming from his employment with American Medical Response of Denver. The State’s complaint alleges that Teel provided AMR with a falsified certificate attesting to his status as a paramedic, and then operated in AMR ambulances as a paramedic between June 2006 and December 2007.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today joined the United States Department of Justice and the attorneys general of 12 other states in a lawsuit aimed at preventing JBS Beef, SA, from acquiring National Beef Packing Company. If completed, the deal would give JBS – which is already the world’s largest beef processor – one-third of the U.S. fed-cattle-processing market, making it the largest beef processor in the Unites States (it is currently third-largest).

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that two appliance thieves have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a string of Metro-area burglaries. Julio Cesar Reyes-Ramos will spend the next 12 years in state prison after today’s sentencing, while Valentin Aguilar Miramontes was given a four year prison term on September 18. Each of the men pled guilty to a variety of felony counts in early August after a months-long investigation dubbed Operation Freezer Burn.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that two appliance thieves have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a string of Metro-area burglaries. Julio Cesar Reyes-Ramos will spend the next 12 years in state prison after today’s sentencing, while Valentin Aguilar Miramontes was given a four year prison term on September 18. Each of the men pled guilty to a variety of felony counts in early August after a months-long investigation dubbed Operation Freezer Burn.

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Hamilton Alan Bird (DOB 8/14/63) has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role as ringleader of a Colorado Springs hedge fund scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims out of approximately $7.5 million. Bird was indicted by a statewide grand jury in May of 2006 on three counts of securities fraud and five counts of theft. Bird pled guilty to a count of each on March 14 of this year.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and 17th Judicial District Attorney Don Quick today announced two felony convictions in a string of Metro-area appliance burglaries. Julio Cesar Reyes-Ramos and Valentin Aguilar Miramontes had previously been indicted by a Statewide Grand Jury after a months-long investigation dubbed Operation Freezer Burn.

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Governor Bill Ritter today announced the settlement of the State's claim for natural resource damages at the California Gulch Superfund site. The settlement includes $20.5 million in Natural Resource Damages, the second largest sum in Colorado history. The agreement follows closely on the heels of the $35 million settlement for damages at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, and resolves the last of seven natural resource damage lawsuits brought by the State in 1983.

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