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DENVER - Effective immediately, Kristen Hubbell is the new Communications Director for the Colorado Attorney General’s office. All media inquires can be directed to (303) 866-5632 or via email at

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today advised LexisNexis customers of a security breach involving the company’s subsidiary, Seisint. The incident involved individuals who gained access to personal information of legitimate Seisint customers.

“The recent incidents of security breaches in Colorado is alarming,” said Suthers. “I urge companies to take extra precautions to protect Colorado consumers from becoming prey to identity thieves.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced a joint public/private initiative in conjunction with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), credit card companies and attorneys general from across the country to prevent the illegal sale of cigarettes over the Internet.

“This initiative is a multijurisdictional approach to protecting children from obtaining tobacco products illegally,” said Suthers. “Working together, this initiative will help keep tobacco products out of the hands of our children.”

DENVER -- Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today that his Office, in conjunction with the Attorneys General of Florida and Kansas, has settled a lawsuit against Geneva Pharmaceuticals of Broomfield (recently renamed Sandoz Pharmaceuticals) and Abbott Laboratories of Illinois.

In its order of March 7th preliminarily approving the settlement, the U.S. District Court overseeing the case ordered Geneva and Abbott to pay a combined $200,000 civil penalty to the State of Colorado. The settlement is subject to final approval by the Court.

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today advised consumers who have used credit cards to make purchases at DSW Shoe Warehouse stores since October 2004 to contact their credit card issuers immediately. DSW’s parent company, Retail Ventures, Inc., announced yesterday that certain personal financial information of its customers has been compromised. DSW has six stores in Colorado (Littleton, Westminster, Cherry Creek, Broomfield, Lakewood, and Colorado Springs).

DENVER - Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced his Office’s participation in the settlement of a multistate antitrust investigation into allegedly anticompetitive conduct that occurred in connection with Hearst Corporation’s 1998 acquisition of Medi-Span, Inc., then one of the nation’s leading providers of electronic drug information databases. At the time of the acquisition, Hearst also owned First DataBank, the other leading provider of these databases.

DENVER – The University of Colorado Foundation has served a statutory notice of claim against Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in his official capacity, and Brian Whitney, First Assistant Attorney General. Deputy Attorney General Jason Dunn issued the following statement:

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, Boulder County District Attorney Mary Keenan, and Lafayette Police Chief Paul Schultz announced today the arrest of Ramon Villalobos for the first degree murder of Thomas Avalos on August 30, 1987.

The murder took place outside DJ’s Bar in Lafayette after the two men argued over a dice game. Villalobos was apprehended by Mexican federal agents on February 25, 2004 in Chihuahua, Mexico and will be tried by a Mexican court. If convicted, Villalobos could face decades in a Mexican federal prison.

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, Boulder County District Attorney Mary Keenan, and Lafayette Chief of Police Paul Schultz will hold a joint press conference TOMORROW AT 1O A.M. to announce an arrest in the murder of Thomas Avalos. Mr. Avalos was killed on August 30, 1987, after being shot outside D.J.’s Bar in Lafayette.

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers has named his senior management team in the Department of Law.

“These attorneys are among the brightest legal minds in Colorado,” said Suthers. “I am pleased they have agreed to serve. The citizens of Colorado are fortunate to have them managing the legal work of the State.”

The Office of the Attorney General includes Attorney General Suthers and the following three individuals:


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