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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.

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.

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.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today joined law enforcement officers from 50 jurisdictions across the Centennial State for an Internet safety training event sponsored by AOL. The event, titled “The Changing World of Online Criminal Investigations,” was provided to help investigators understand how to gather evidence in an increasingly fragmented online environment.

WHEN:          
Wednesday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur Street
Denver

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced $375,000 in Daniels Fund grants to a pair of Colorado anti-methamphetamine programs. The grants were announced prior to a meeting of the Statewide Methamphetamine Task Force, which the Attorney General chairs. Two-hundred thousand dollars has been awarded to the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and $175,000 has been awarded to a meth treatment pilot program in Delta County.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers left today as part of a four-day exchange mission to Mexico. During the trip, a bipartisan delegation of Attorneys General from six Western states will discuss issues of mutual importance with Mexican state and federal officials.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued a report on school and campus safety, compiled by a national task force of Attorneys General which he co-chairs. The report was compiled over a three-month period with the help of law enforcement and educational safety experts from across the country.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that his office has reached out-of-court settlement agreements in a trio of charitable fraud cases. Settlements were struck with Colorado Children’s Assistance Center and its founder and director, David Michael St. John; Front Range Charitable Services and its president, Colleen Gardenour Holmes; Veterans for the Homeless, Inc. and its officers, Jay Wyss and Rhett Cline; and Hernando Hennings, who worked for two of the charities as a paid solicitor.

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