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Attorney General Seeks To Enjoin Roan Pollution

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.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Guilty Plea In Medicaid Scam

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.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Mortgage Fraud Indictment

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today a Statewide Grand Jury Indictment that charges 10 people in a complex mortgage fraud scheme that involved 34 properties in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties.  According to the Indictment, between April 28, 2004 and December 28, 2006, members of this crime ring fraudulently obtained $10.9 million in mortgages.  They allegedly used falsified invoices and shell corporations to deceive lenders into paying $1.1 million back to the buyers.

Attorney General Suthers To Announce Indictments In Major Mortgage Fraud Enterprise

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

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

Attorney General Suthers Announces Payday Lending Settlement

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that his office has reached a settlement with Sonic Cash, LLC, an internet payday lender based in Boise, Idaho. As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to refund more than $150,000 in finance charges on nearly 2,300 illegal payday loans. An estimated 180 Colorado consumers will receive refunds by May 12, 2008.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Fort Collins Securities Fraud Indictment

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced a seven-count indictment against Fort Collins resident Rick D. Van Vleet (DOB 12/9/44) for an alleged investment fraud scam which netted more than $2.9 million from 26 investors. Van Vleet was indicted by the Statewide Grand Jury on five counts of securities fraud and two counts of theft over $15,000. If convicted on all counts, the defendant could face 84 years in prison and more than $5 million in fines

Attorney General Suthers To Meet With Mexican Officials

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday to participate in a three-day, binational conference on international smuggling, sponsored by the Conference of Western Attorneys General. The conference will serve as the compliment event to last September’s exchange mission to Cuernavaca, Mexico, which Attorney General Suthers attended with representatives from six Western states.

Attorney General Suthers Warns Colorado Consumers About New Email Scam

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued a consumer advisory warning Colorado consumers and businesses about a new email scam being reported to his office.

Attorney General Suthers Announces $5.9 Million Settlement In Antitrust Lawsuit Against Barr Pharmaceuticals

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced the settlement of a civil law enforcement action against drug company Barr Pharmaceuticals. Colorado will receive a civil penalty of $100,000 – the maximum allowed by state law – as well as $200,000 in attorneys’ fees for its position as the lead state in the lawsuit.

Attorney General Suthers Comments On Robocall Vote

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement after a 4-1 vote by the Senate committee on State, Veterans, and Military Affairs to kill SB-146, which would have banned most robocalls in Colorado:

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