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Copper Thefts Net 14-Year Sentence

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that Timothy Allan Nolan (DOB 8/15/69) has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison for his role in a series of copper thefts. The sentence was handed down by Adams County District Court Chief Judge Harlan R. Bockman after Nolan pled guilty to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act.

Attorney General Suthers Releases Opinion On In-State Tuition For Citizen Children Of Illegal Immigrants

DENVER –  In response to a question posed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today released a formal opinion on whether children who are legal citizens of the United States can receive in-state tuition from state colleges and universities in Colorado, even if their parents are in the country illegally.

Attorney General Suthers Announces Twelve-Count Complaint Against Reverend Acen Phillips

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today that his office has filed a twelve-count felony complaint against Reverend Acen L. Phillips (DOB 12/12/1951) in Arapahoe County District Court. The felony charges include seven counts of theft and five counts of forgery related to fraudulently obtaining life insurance proceeds from AIG Life Insurance Company. If convicted on all counts, Phillips could face a maximum prison term of 81 years and up to $5 million in fines.

Attorney General Suthers Announces $8.3 Million Settlement In Ameriquest Case

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today that 11,575 Colorado consumers are eligible for $8.3 million in restitution from Ameriquest Mortgage Company – the nation’s largest sub-prime lender – and its affiliates as part of a $325 million national settlement of a predatory lending lawsuit against the company.

Attorney General Suthers Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit To Stop Alleged Auto Repair Scam

DENVER – The office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today filed suit against a nationwide engine repair company and its local franchise located in Commerce City. The complaint alleges that Dallas, Texas-based American Engine Installation (http://www.engineinstallation.com/) consistently charged in excess of the estimates it provided to consumers. All told, the Attorney General’s Office received more than 60 complaints about American Engine over the past four years.

Attorney General Suthers Comments On Appeals Court Decision

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement regarding a decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Wilder v. Turner (No. 06-1092):

“We’re pleased with the appellate court ruling,” said Attorney General Suthers. “It was the state’s position that errors by the trial court led to the unfavorable verdict, and the 10th Circuit Court has agreed.”

Attorney General Suthers Announces $5.5 Million Settlement In Oral Contraceptive Lawsuit

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced the settlement of a civil law enforcement action against the makers of the oral contraceptive Ovcon. The lawsuit, initiated by Colorado and joined by thirty-three other states and the District of Columbia, charged Warner Chilcott and Barr Pharmaceuticals with antitrust violations that prevented generic versions of Ovcon, a prescription oral contraceptive, from reaching the marketplace. As part of the settlement, Warner Chilcott will pay $5.5 million to Colorado and other litigating states.

Suthers Announces Indictment Of Internationally Known Bowhunting Expert In Workers’ Compensation Scam

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, in conjunction with Colorado Department of Labor and Employment executive director Donald J. Mares, today announced the indictment of David F. Holt (DOB 4/12/47), of Lakewood, on suspicion of workers’ compensation and disability fraud.

Attorney General Suthers Comments On New Laws To Combat Mortgage And Foreclosure Fraud

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Governor Bill Ritter’s approval of five bills dealing with foreclosures:

Attorney General Suthers Issues Statement As Sex Offender Email Registration Becomes Law

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Governor Bill Ritter’s decision to sign House Bill 1326 into law:

“Now that House Bill 1326 has become law, Colorado has moved to the vanguard of states leading the charge to protect our kids on the Internet,” commented Attorney General Suthers. “Requiring sex offenders to register their online identities gives parents, kids, and law enforcement a new and effective weapon to repel cyber pedophiles.”

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