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DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, in conjunction with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the indictment and arrest of eight individuals resulting from a year-long grand jury investigation. The arrested individuals are alleged to have been involved in an auto theft ring believed to be responsible for nearly 350 stolen automobiles.

WHEN:   

Friday, January 19, 2007 at 9:00 AM

     
WHERE:  

Office of the Attorney General
1525 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80203

DENVER – In his ongoing effort to curb mortgage and foreclosure fraud, Attorney General Suthers announced today a key legislative proposal that will target appraisal fraud and mortgage brokers who engage in deceptive trade practices.

WHEN:    Monday, January 8, 2007 at 9:30 AM
     
WHERE:   Office of the Attorney General
1525 Sherman Street, 6th Floor

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers announced today that Dennis Ellis will join the Attorney General’s Office in January as Deputy Attorney General for State Services. Dennis Ellis currently serves as executive director for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He will succeed Renny Fagan who left to become Sen. Ken Salazar’s state director.

“Dennis Ellis brings exceptional experience to this position,” said Suthers. “With his extensive background in public service and state government, he will serve the citizens of Colorado well.”

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today released statewide figures detailing the number of charges brought by district attorneys following the implementation of HB-1011, the cornerstone of Suthers’ Safe Surfing Initiative, which has given law enforcement additional tools to prosecute Internet predators.

“In six short months, prosecutors have used these new laws to bring fifty-eight charges against alleged perpetrators,” said Suthers. “These laws are an important new tool in protecting our children from Internet predators.”

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today released the first Methamphetamine Task Force Report pursuant to C.R.S. 18-18.5-103(6)(d). The Task Force was established last July to combat the scourge of methamphetamine in Colorado.

“Our data indicates that the rate of methamphetamine abuse has doubled in the last five years,” said Suthers, chair of the Methamphetamine Task Force. “This alarming trend has significant and devastating effects on our communities. Through the work of the Meth Task Force, we look forward to seeing this trend decline.”

DENVER – As required by statute (HB 06S-1014), Attorney General John Suthers today issued a report detailing possible methods of recovering costs incurred by the State in dealing with illegal immigration.

DENVER – The Office of Attorney General John Suthers today issued an analysis of the implications of Amendment 41 on college and university employees. The analysis is in response to a request made by University of Colorado President Hank Brown.

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today announced important consumer protection legislation to amend Colorado’s Unfair Practices Act.

“The essence of a free enterprise system is competition. By amending Colorado’s Unfair Practices Act, we’re putting the consumer and competition first by allowing lower prices on gas and prescription drugs,” said Suthers. “It is time to revisit this antiquated law to bring the concepts of predatory pricing and monopolistic behavior into the 21st century,” said Suthers.

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