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DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced the creation of a hotline to receive tips regarding the 1987 murder of Peggy Hettrick. Anyone with information that could help authorities identify responsible parties is encouraged to call. Callers have the option to remain anonymous.

The hotline number is 303-866-5479.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will be in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to testify before the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, chaired by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California). Suthers will deliver testimony to the committee as it holds a hearing on the subject of Protecting Voters at Home and at the Polls: Limiting Abusive Robocalls and Vote Caging Practices. His testimony will discuss developments since the enactment of “no-call” laws and assert that, because of political robocalls, no-call laws have lost much of their beneficial effect.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that his office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit on January 29, 2008, against Legal Aid National Services, Inc., commonly known as The LANS Corp. (http://www.thelanscorp.org/). Also named in the lawsuit are LANS founder and president Kendrick E. White (DOB 12/05/1957), White’s wife Jasmine Ewing (DOB 10/30/1972), and White’s half-brother Derrich E. Brown (DOB 06/08/1943), both of whom assisted with the company. 

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive more than $1.7 million as part of two separate global settlements with Merck & Co., Inc., totaling $649 million.

DENVER –Attorney General John W. Suthers is spearheading a measure to ban most robocalls in the state of Colorado. Introduced in the State Senate today, Senate Bill 146 will be sponsored by Senator Paula Sandoval (D-Denver) and Representative Larry Liston (R-Colorado Springs).

DENVER) – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that Robert P. Herrle II (DOB 02/28/1968) of Englewood has been indicted by a statewide grand jury for his role in a price-tag swapping scheme involving high-end electronics.

Herrle was indicted on 42 counts, including theft, forgery, and computer crimes. The indictment alleges that between May 1, 2006, and April 30, 2007, Herrle allegedly defrauded local Sam’s Club and Best Buy stores out of more than $15,000 in Bose electronics.

DENVER – Following his appointment by Governor Bill Ritter as a special prosecutor in the Peggy Hettrick murder investigation, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement:

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers applauded a decision released today by the Colorado Court of Appeals in the case of Lobato, et al. v. State of Colorado. The Court dismissed the plaintiffs’ appeal, which claimed the State fails to provide adequate funding to public schools.

“The judges have rightly held that the question of school funding is one for Colorado’s citizens and their elected representatives, not for the courts,” commented Attorney General Suthers. “This decision is a major victory for representative government in Colorado.”

DENVER) – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers this Friday will host a group of state Attorneys General, U.S. Attorneys, and District Attorneys from across the United States. The dignitaries are members of United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s Executive Working Group on Prosecutorial Relations, which meets four times each year to discuss criminal justice issues. Friday’s meeting at the Colorado Department of Law will mark the first time in the group’s 28-year history that it has met outside of Washington, D.C.

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.

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