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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.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today convened the first meeting of the newly-created Governor’s Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators.

"There is a consensus among the Task Force that the current system must do better at meeting the needs of our community," said Attorney General Suthers. "I look forward to working with the Task Force to ensure that current laws and regulations are being followed and I am confident that we will provide the Governor with recommendations to better protect the public from sexually violent predators."

DENVER – Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Sen. Wayne Allard’s proposed legislation concerning the acquisition of mineral rights at Rocky Flats:

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Aurora resident Louis Warren was sentenced in Jefferson County District Court to twenty-nine years in prison for his role in fraudulently obtaining and using fifty-seven credit cards. His accomplice, Juliet Warren, 35, was indicted and received a prison term of seventeen years in April.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today a multi-state settlement with Lyon Financial Services d/b/a U.S. Bancorp Business Equipment Finance Group (USB), and Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. (WFFL) in connection with a widespread telecommunications fraud involving NorVergence, Inc., a bankrupt New Jersey-based telephone equipment and service company.

In the settlement, USB, and WFFL will refund or not collect over $15.2 million in rental payments from consumers. Twenty states as well as the District of Columbia participated.

DENVER – In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day, Attorney General John W. Suthers today launched the Attorney General’s Safe Surfing Initiative in an effort to help keep children safe from online predators.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10 AM

WHERE: Boys & Girls Club
J. Churchill Owen Branch
3480 West Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO 80219

NOTES: Attorney General John Suthers will be joined by Colorado law enforcement and other community leaders, to announce an innovative Internet safety initiative.

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers made the following statement today regarding the $34 million payment sent to Kansas as part of the ongoing litigation over the Arkansas River Compact:

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Target and Albertsons’ decision to restrict the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine:Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Target and Albertsons’ decision to restrict the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine:

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