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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 – 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 - 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 – 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:

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has hired attorney Jason Dunn to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Legal Policy and Governmental Affairs. Mr. Dunn will act as public information officer until a permanent Communications Director is hired in the coming weeks.

Mr. Dunn can be reached at 303-866-5632.

 

DENVER – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers issued a general warning to consumers to be on the lookout for a series of new Internet e-mail scams designed to steal important personal information. These unsolicited e-mail messages appear to be from a bank or security company and seek to “verify” certain personal information about the recipient.

DENVER – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced his 2004 Colorado Top Ten Consumer Complaint List. The Top Ten List is comprised of information gathered through a number of sources, including the Colorado Consumer Line. The Colorado Consumer Line (1-800-222-4444) is a statewide partnership between the Attorney General’s Office, the Better Business Bureaus serving Colorado, and AARP ElderWatch to better help Coloradans resolve the thousands of consumer complaints filed annually and to improve consumer services.

DENVER – Interim Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that he is joining with the nation’s other Attorneys General to launch the ESUVEE Safety Campaign, a $27 million, yearlong national education program designed to reduce SUV rollovers, particularly among younger male drivers who have the highest incidence of such accidents.

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