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DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers and Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph announced today the arrest of Rico Vecchiarelli following his indictment on July 22, 2005, by the State Grand Jury and the subsequent issuance of an arrest warrant on the same date by the Denver District Court.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today convened the first meeting of the Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud Task Force designed to prevent Colorado consumers from falling victim to what Suthers calls a growing wave of consumer fraud.

“Too many Coloradans are losing their primary financial asset because of the growing industry of mortgage and foreclosure scams,” said Suthers. “This Task Force will help those on the front lines deter these scams and assist the public with complaints.”

WHEN:  Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 11 AM

WHERE: Office of the Attorney General
                 1525 Sherman Street, 6th Floor
                  Denver, CO 80203

*Please check-in prior to the press conference on the 7th floor.

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DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced a settlement between the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and Denise Crute, M.D., a Pueblo neurosurgeon accused of violating the Colorado Medical Practice Act. The settlement follows the Attorney General’s filing of a 48-page formal complaint alleging Dr. Crute’s substandard care of 17 patients.Attorney General John Suthers today announced a settlement between the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and Denise Crute, M.D., a Pueblo neurosurgeon accused of violating the Colorado Medical Practice Act.

DENVER – Do you have questions about your credit report? Looking for some helpful tips on how to avoid home repair fraud? Ever wonder what you might need to know before investing in a franchise or business opportunity?Do you have questions about your credit report? Looking for some helpful tips on how to avoid home repair fraud? Ever wonder what you might need to know before investing in a franchise or business opportunity?

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced a settlement between the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and Denise Crute, M.D., a Pueblo neurosurgeon accused of violating the Colorado Medical Practice Act. The settlement follows the Attorney General’s filing of a 48-page formal complaint alleging Dr. Crute’s substandard care of 17 patients.Attorney General John Suthers today announced a settlement between the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and Denise Crute, M.D., a Pueblo neurosurgeon accused of violating the Colorado Medical Practice Act.

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers, chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators, commended the progress made by the Task Force following a meeting convened to identify and address deficiencies in the identification and notification of sexually violent predators.

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers has established a Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Governor’s Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators to immediately identify and address deficiencies within the existing system. The Subcommittee will also examine how critical information is shared among criminal justice agencies.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today released his office’s legal conclusions concerning the impact the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Gonzales, et al. V. Raich, et al (03-1454) on the Colorado constitutional amendment to operate a medical marijuana program.

The Attorney General’s Office found that the Raich decision, which ruled federal authorities can prosecute people for use and possession of marijuana, does not directly impact the viability of the Colorado constitutional amendment or the enabling statute allowing the program.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that a defendant in a multi-county case prosecuted by his office was sentenced on June 28 in connection to a basement finishing scam operation involving nearly 40 homes in the Denver metro area. Attorney General John Suthers today announced that a defendant in a multi-county case prosecuted by his office was sentenced on June 28 in connection to a basement finishing scam operation involving nearly 40 homes in the Denver metro area.

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