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DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced a forty-four count indictment returned by the statewide grand jury against the operators of a precious metal extraction business in Montrose County, Colorado. Joseph Casebolt and Steve Casebolt of Montrose, and Wayne Ratner of Maury County, Tennessee, have been indicted for alleged violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, securities fraud, attempt to influence a public servant, forgery, and twenty-eight violations of the Colorado Hazardous Waste Act.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today released an Identity Theft Repair Kit to help combat the growing threat of identity theft in the state of Colorado. The 21-page, full color booklet will provide useful information on how to prevent identity theft and what to do if you become a victim.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today praised the passage of House Bill 1208, which became law this afternoon with Governor Bill Ritter’s signature. The measure will allow businesses in Colorado to sell gasoline and other products below cost as part of package promotions, and for other purposes not in violation of antitrust laws.

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today criticized an amendment by the House Committee on Appropriations to House Bill 1094. The amended version of the bill will halve the Department of Law’s Capital Crimes and Homicide Assistance Unit from four employees to two.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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