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Denver, Colorado – In a nationwide crackdown on fraudulent charitable solicitors claiming to help police, firefighters, and veterans, Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and Attorney General John Suthers joined the Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcers in 48 states and the District of Columbia today to announce “Operation False Charity.”

 DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Derek Roy Kent (DOB: 10/30/1945) and Adam Kelepolo (DOB: 2/10/1973) on suspicion of committing 11 counts of securities fraud and theft against Colorado investors between September 2002 and March 2007.

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the settlement of another lawsuit against a mortgage broker for deceptive advertising and sales practices. Earlier this year, the Attorney General filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Green River Mortgage LLC and its president, Dimitry Yakubovich, for violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. Yakubovich has since moved to Florida and no longer operates Green River. The settlement bars him from brokering loans in Colorado. The settlement also obligates him to pay $7,887 in restitution.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers criticized President Barack Obama’s decision this week to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program in an effort to cut roughly $400 million out of the federal budget.

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that every bill his office endorsed this legislative session has either been signed into law or awaits the governor’s signature.

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.

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