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Attorney General Suthers Announces Agreement With MySpace

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that MySpace has voluntarily agreed to take several significant steps to better protect children on its web site, including the development of age- and identity-verification technology. The agreement was struck between the social networking site and the Attorneys General of 48 states after nearly two years of negotiation.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Securities Fraud Conviction

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced the conviction of Douglas Alan Scott (DOB 11/16/59), of Colorado Springs, for his role in an investment scam involving more than 400 Colorado investors and more than $12 million in misappropriated funds. Scott was convicted by a Colorado Springs jury after three-and-a-half hours of deliberation on felony counts of securities fraud and theft. He faces a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Conviction In PERA Scam

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced the conviction of 30-year-old Gordon Robert Moore, of Longmont, for his role in an investment scam involving 141 public school teachers in Colorado. Moore pled guilty to felony theft, felony computer crime, and felony securities fraud.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Major Drug Ring Bust

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers and First Judicial District Attorney Scott Storey today announced a statewide grand jury indictment of 29 individuals – including several suspected illegal aliens – for transporting and selling cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs. The defendants have been indicted on 86-counts spread over two indictments, including charges of Racketeering in Violation of Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Attorney General Suthers Completes Review Of Exempla Transfer

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today released his findings in a statutorily required review of a proposed transfer of Exempla Healthcare System assets from the Community First Foundation to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Inc. In his review, the Attorney General found no material change in the charitable purposes of the transferred assets, and therefore no basis to challenge the transfer.

Suthers Sues Local Company For Deceptive Advertising

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Thornton-based Thermal Advantage, Inc. and its president, Eugene Applehans, for intentionally deceiving and financially injuring Colorado consumers. Thermal Advantage, which sells home improvement products – including windows, doors, and siding – ran radio, television, and print ads in numerous local press venues from 2005 to 2007.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Staff Changes

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced two personnel changes in the Attorney General’s Office. Dennis Ellis has been promoted to deputy attorney general for legal policy and governmental affairs. John Sleeman, a nine-year veteran of the office, will fill Ellis’ previous position as deputy attorney general for the State Services Division.

Attorney General’s Office Releases Annual Lending Data

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued several reports on the state’s sub-prime lending activity in 2006. The reports include only lenders supervised by the Attorney General’s Office, and do not include most mortgages. However, they do show a significant increase in high-interest lending, as well as debt dependency.

Report Details Environmental Damage At Rocky Mountain Arsenal

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today released a Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan (NRDA) detailing past and ongoing environmental damages caused by chemical production at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. The NRDA found significant harms to environmental resources on and off the Arsenal site, most notably contaminated groundwater and injured wildlife. The document can be downloaded at http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hm/rmaplan.htm.

Fort Collins Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Securities Fraud

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers and Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph today announced the indictment of Gene Robert Little in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme involving millions of dollars in investments from Northern Coloradans. The sixty-two year old Little, a Fort Collins resident, was arrested on 42 counts of securities fraud and one count of theft. The indictment was handed down by a statewide grand jury. If convicted on all counts, Little would face a minimum sentence of 172 years in prison, and millions of dollars in fines and restitution.

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