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DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his Consumer Protection Section filed a civil lawsuit against Tobacco King, a Longmont tobacco store owned by Mr. Sang Leaming for selling a variety of products commonly referred to as “spice.” Leaming and Tobacco King sold spice products without warning consumers that the contents may contain illegal synthetic cannabinoids or other undisclosed, and potentially dangerous, chemicals.

 Cautions Coloradans not to Fall Victim to Flood-Related Scams

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned any potential looters of homes or property impacted by the floods to expect lengthy prison sentences for their crimes. 

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has written to U.S. Secretary of the Department Agriculture and all members of the Colorado Congressional delegation demanding that the federal government end the sequestration of payments made to western states that are available to rural counties with national forest lands. The funds are owed to the states in lieu of revenue from timber sales on federal lands and help finance rural school programs, roads and wildfire-related education or wildland fire mitigation assistance to homeowners.

DENVER—The Consumer Credit Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today issued two composite reports on Colorado’s calendar year 2012 subprime consumer lending activity. The reports contain data on 245 companies at 747 licensed locations making deferred deposit or “payday” loans and traditional supervised loans.

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that Clinton Dee Fraley (D.O.B. 01/05/77) of Englewood received the maximum sentence of 12 years by an Arapahoe County judge for stealing more than $532,000 from four Colorado investors.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that his Consumer Protection Section won a major arbitration victory under the $206 billion Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement (MSA) the state signed in 1998. As a result of the arbitration award, Colorado will receive approximately $9.9 million in withheld tobacco settlement funds relating to a long-standing dispute over settlement payments in 2003.

DENVER—The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York yesterday issued a permanent injunction addressing Apple Inc.’s illegal activities regarding e-book price fixing. The company is now required to modify its agreements with five publishers; provide for a court-appointed external monitor, include anti-regulatory provisions to protect publishers; and is barred from future anticompetitive behavior.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced Christopher Houtchens (D.O.B. 10/16/75) has pled guilty to being in possession of a forged instrument and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years' probation. He must also pay $17,189 in restitution to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). His company Colorado Tire Solutions, Inc. also pled guilty to forgery and was ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 to the Colorado Environmental Crimes sampling fund.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced a successful outcome for victims of Paramount Mortgage of Colorado Ltd and owner Jill M. Evans (D.O.B. 09/15/65). In early 2012, the Attorney General announced that the State Grand Jury had indicted Evans for stealing fees for mortgage loans that Evans never delivered.

DENVER—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced what the federal government’s position will be in reaction to Colorado and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana during the last election cycle.

The following statement is to be attributed to Attorney General John W. Suthers:

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