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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]

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today testified in front of members of the Colorado Legislature in support of SB 06-38, sponsored by Sen. Tapia (D-Pueblo) and Rep. Knoedler (R-Jefferson), which would commit more resources to fighting insurance fraud.

WHEN:  Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  State Capitol, House Judiciary Room 112

NOTES: Attorney General John Suthers will testify in support of HB 06-1011, a bill drafted by his office and sponsored by Sen. Paula Sandoval (D-Denver) and Rep. Bob McCluskey (R-Larimer), which would protect children from online sexual solicitation. This legislation is the cornerstone of the Attorney General's Safe Surfing Initiative, launched last May to help keep children safe from online predators.

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has joined 49 other states in concluding a consumer protection investigation against Ameriquest Mortgage Company.  In reaching a settlement with Colorado and the other states, Ameriquest, the nation’s largest sub-prime lender, has agreed to pay $295 million in restitution to consumers and to make sweeping reforms to its lending practices. 

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers and The Century Council today brought a life-saving lesson about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking to students at John F. Kennedy High School.  Brandon Silveria and his father Tony spoke to students about the importance of “making the right choice” about alcohol – and if students are under the age of 21, that the only responsible decision is not to drink. Brandon is a young man who was involved in an alcohol-related crash at age 17 just before his high school prom.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers and the Denver Metro Auto Theft Team (DMATT) announced the end of the first phase of an on-going investigation into an auto theft ring operating throughout the Denver Metro area, which has resulted in six indictments. Commerce City Police Department officers identified the auto theft ring in February 2005, and were assisted in the investigation by members of DMATT. 

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today alerted consumers to a recent scam involving telemarketers claiming to be from the “Colorado Department of Health” and offering “vouchers for up to $1,000 in free medical services.”

“There is no such voucher program being offered through the Health Department,” warned Suthers.  “These calls are simply an attempt to fraudulently obtain consumers' checking account information in order to commit theft.”

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Quik Payday, Inc., of Logan, Utah, will pay $2 million in restitution to Colorado consumers for making illegal “payday” loans via the Internet in violation of Colorado law. The Attorney General estimates some 15,000 Colorado consumers will share in the settlement.

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