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DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court unanimously announced today in Roberts v. People that a trial court must award prejudgment interest to victims as part of probation for anyone found guilty of fraud or any other financial crime.

"Today’s decision is a great victory for the victims of financial crimes," said Suthers. "The decision makes the offender responsible for any of the economic setback incurred by the victim regardless of when the judgment is made."

WHEN:

Monday, February 13, 2006
1:30 p.m.

   
 WHERE: 

State Capitol
Senate Committee Rm. 352

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has settled a consumer protection lawsuit against Morphcorp LLC, a Parker, Colorado company, as well as the company’s President and General Manager, Maxwell MacMaster, for alleged deceptive advertising and sales of “Family Yearbooks.”

DENVER - Former Littleton resident, John Mark Godard, was sentenced on Monday in Denver District Court for defrauding 16 Colorado investors of $1.3 million, announced Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, and Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred J. Joseph.

DENVER – As part of the National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General John Suthers today unveiled the 2005 Top Ten Consumer Complaints made through the Colorado Consumer Line. The Colorado Consumer Line (1-800-222-4444) is a statewide program between the Attorney General’s Office, the Better Business Bureaus serving Colorado, and AARP ElderWatch to help Coloradans effectively resolve consumer complaints.

Following press conference, Attorney General Suthers to testify in support of mortgage and foreclosure fraud legislation

DENVER - Gerald Milner was sentenced on Wednesday in Arapahoe District Court for defrauding four Colorado investors of $87,000 in connection with his computer technology companies, announced Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, and Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred J. Joseph.

Arapahoe County Judge Michael Spears ordered Milner, age 33, to pay back the $87,000 that he admitted to taking as part of his investment scam, and to spend his first 90 days of five years probation in the county jail.  

DENVER - Following the passage of HB-1011 in House Judiciary by a vote of 11-0, Attorney John Suthers issued the following statement:

“Today’s vote is a step forward in providing better protection for our children online,” said Suthers. “Thanks to the Judiciary Committee and the work of Sen. Paula Sandoval and Rep. Bob McCluskey, we’re one step closer to giving law enforcement the additional tools they need to prevent Internet predators from preying on our children.”

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Philip Morris USA (“PM USA”) has agreed to incorporate protocols aimed at combating the illegal sale of PM USA cigarettes over the Internet and through the mail. The protocols are being adopted voluntarily by PM USA pursuant to an agreement reached with 37 Attorneys General across the country.[1]

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