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Attorney General Suthers Comments On U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Medicaid Case

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny certiorari in the case Mandy R. v. State of Colorado.

Attorney General Suthers Praises Senate Following Passage Of Gas Pricing Bill

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today relayed his appreciation to members of the State Senate following a 25-9 vote to accept the original version of House Bill 1208:

Attorney General Suthers Issues Statement On Senate Amendment To Gas Pricing Bill; Questions Its Legality

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued the following statement after the State Senate amended House Bill 1208:

Today’s action by the State Senate has completely changed the original intent of the bill. The legislation was designed to update a 70-year old statute and bring cheaper gas, prescription drugs, and other essential items to Coloradans. Now, it could drive potential competitors from rural areas and dramatically increase prices across the state.

Attorney General Files Referendum K Lawsuit

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today filed a lawsuit in United States District Court for the District of Colorado as directed by Referendum K, passed by Colorado voters last November.

Attorney General Questions Constitutionality Of Parolee Voting

DENVER – Following today’s passage of Senate Bill 83 in the state senate, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers reiterated his legal opinion that a provision of the bill allowing parolees to vote is unconstitutional.

“Just last year, the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that parolees are not allowed to vote under the laws of our state,” said Suthers. “If Senate Bill 83 passes, it could cost taxpayers thousands of dollars in legal expenses, just to plow old ground that was tilled less than eight months ago.”

Attorney General Suthers Announces Securities Fraud Indictment

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced the indictment of Robert O. Bryant (DOB 10/7/1958) on 49 counts of securities fraud and one count of theft. Each of the counts is a class 3 felony, punishable by up to 12 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

“Individuals who commit securities fraud prey upon the trust and good faith of Coloradans,” said Attorney General Suthers. “Cases like this demonstrate that fraudulent activity will not go unnoticed, and responsible parties will be held accountable.”

Attorney General Files Suit On Behalf Of CDPHE To Collect Penalties From Hazardous Waste Violators

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the Department of Law has filed three separate lawsuits in state district court on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The lawsuits seek overdue fines assessed against Robert Lewis, operator of The Cleaners in Boulder; Clean Parts, Inc. in Commerce City; and Compass Industrial Coatings, Inc., located in Colorado Springs.

Attorney General Suthers Lauds Unanimous Committee Vote In Favor Of Bill To Crack Down On Mortgage Fraud

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today praised legislative members of the senate’s Business, Labor, and Technology Committee for a unanimous, 8-0 vote to send SB-085 to the senate floor.

“Just as homeownership is the essence of the American Dream, foreclosure has become an American nightmare,” commented Suthers while testifying in favor of the legislation. “I’m glad to see Senate Bill 85 affirmed in committee, and look forward to seeing the bill make its way toward the Governor’s desk.”

Attorney General Suthers Announces Copper Theft Indictments By Statewide Grand Jury

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the Colorado Statewide Grand Jury has indicted five people allegedly connected with a series of copper thefts. According to the indictment, the defendants burglarized five different commercial properties in Boulder and Adams counties between November 2004 and August 2006.

Attorney General Suthers Comments On Party-Line Vote Against Sex Offender Registration Bill

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today expressed disappointment following a party-line vote of 6-5 against House Bill 1127, which would have required sex offenders to register their online identities. All six Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted against the bill.

“All of law enforcement and the victim advocate community favored this bill. The additional burden on sex offenders would be far outweighed by the additional protection to children on the internet,” commented Suthers. “If politics played a role in this vote, I think that’s unconscionable.”


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