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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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