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DENVER – Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case, Thorpe, et al. v. State of Colorado, et al., No. 04-1541, without opinion. In doing so, the Court let stand a ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals allowing the General Assembly to refund TABOR surplus only to those who filed full-year income tax returns.

“This decision upholds the intent of the General Assembly that TABOR refunds should go only to those taxpayers who live and work in Colorado year-round,” said Attorney General Suthers.

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court announced today, in an en banc decision, to deny certiorari in Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition vs. Joe Ortiz et. al., 05 SC 370, allowing the Colorado Court of Appeals decision to stand, which upheld the constitutionality of HB 03-1256.

DENVER – In recognition of School Safety Month, Attorney General John Suthers today urged students to do their part to ensure their schools are safe environments and report any suspicious activity or tips that could deter school violence.

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s Office and AARP ElderWatch today hosted the state’s first “Fight Fraud – Shred Instead” identity prevention effort in Denver. This free event was held to provide Coloradans and their families a way to safely discard no longer needed or outdated personal and financial documents. 

DENVER - National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President and Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter announced that Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has been selected to Co-Chair the NAAG Criminal Law Committee.

“It is an honor to be selected Co-Chair of the NAAG Criminal Law Committee,” said Attorney General Suthers. “I hope to use my experience in the Colorado criminal justice arena to help other states better protect their citizens. I look forward to working together with my colleagues in furthering our criminal enforcement efforts.”  

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the indictment of Verna Ray Brown, 49, and Rodney Glenn Fessenden, 39, both of Greeley, and Nicole Ray Brown, 22, of Denver, operators of Full Spectrum Staffing and its predecessors, for violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, forgery, influencing a public official, and other crimes. 

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Suthers and the Secretary of State’s Office advise citizens to beware of giving to fraudulent organizations that may claim to help citizens who have suffered loss from Hurricane Katrina.

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission Chairman Natalie Meyer today cautioned Colorado residents against participating in illegal gambling activities. With the increased popularity of internet gambling, televised poker tournaments and sports pools, much confusion surrounds the legality of these activities.

Internet gaming, despite being a multi-billion dollar industry, is illegal. Both federal and state laws prohibit internet gaming, as well as toll-free sports wagering hotlines.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced that his office has issued annual reports on sub-prime lending activity in Colorado for 2004.  The Attorney General’s Office enforces the Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code – Colorado’s consumer lending law.  Sub-prime lenders that make or take assignment of consumer loans with an annual percentage rate (APR) of 12% or more must be licensed under the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) and report their lending activity on an annual basis.  Individual lender reports are compiled into composite reports, based on type of loans

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced an agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc. requiring the nation’s largest seller of tobacco products to implement new procedures to prevent sales to minors at its 229 Colorado stores and 5,702 outlets in 40 other states and Washington, D.C.

"Every day more than 2,000 minors pick up a cigarette for the first time," said Attorney General Suthers. "By entering into this agreement, 7-Eleven demonstrates their commitment to reducing the number of children exposed to cigarettes and other tobacco products."

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