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DENVER– Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today joined a bi-partisan national coalition of 49 state and territorial attorneys general calling on Congress to amend the law to help fight prostitution and child sex trafficking. In a letter to key members of Congress, the attorneys general advocated that Congress amend the Communications Decency Act to provide criminal jurisdiction to state and local prosecutors. 

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers will host a bipartisan group of state attorneys general, elected officials and community leaders at the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) Annual Meeting, July 22 – 24, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. The CWAG Annual Meeting aims to highlight topics of particular interest to Western states.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the statewide grand jury has indicted Robert Allen Zickefoose (D.O.B. 007/19/64) on seven counts of securities fraud and theft. Zickefoose is the sole owner and president of Zickefoose Reserves, LLC based in Colorado Springs. The indictment alleges that he was offering unregistered oil and gas investments that were discovered by the Colorado Division of Securities.

DENVER—Parties in the case of Cooke v. Hickenlooper have reached an agreement to withdraw the plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction. The parties have agreed to language that the attorney general and governor will provide as technical guidance. At issue was what it means for a magazine to be “designed to be readily convertible” to one in excess of 15 rounds and what it means for a weapon to be in the “continuous possession” of its owner. Specifically, the additional guidance is that: 

DENVER—The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York today ruled that Apple is guilty of conspiring to fix the prices offered for e-books. United States District Judge Denise Cote (SDNY) found “[t]he Plaintiffs have shown that the Publisher Defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy.

DENVER—An investigation by the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has led to the filing of a complaint and the imposition of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Boobies Rock!, Inc., The Se7ven Group, Say No 2 Cancer, and owner Adam Cole Shryock (D.O.B. 10/22/1979) for deceiving consumers into thinking they were donating money to charity.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today that his office has issued an opinion under the Hospital Transfer Act (C.R.S § 6-19-101, et seq.) relating to the proposed transaction between the Lutheran Hospital Association of San Luis Valley doing business as San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center and Conejos County Hospital Corporation. This matter was noticed on June 24, 2013.

DENVER—The United States Supreme Court issued opinions today on two cases involving same sex marriage. U.S. v. Windsor was a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which denied certain federal benefits to same sex couples married under state laws. Hollingsworth v. Perry was a challenge to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 declaring a marriage was between one man and one woman. Proposition 8 is virtually identical to a Colorado constitutional provision passed by voters in 2006.

DENVER—The Consumer Protection Section of the Attorney General Office announced today that it has filed a civil lawsuit and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order against the air-duct cleaning company, The Finest Duct Cleaning, Inc. and owners Vachagan “George” Gasparyan (D.O.B. 09/13/80) and Kristine Petrosyan (D.O.B. 01/20/82). They are being accused of falsely advertising its prices as well as qualifications.

DENVER –The statewide grand jury has indicted Conley Hoskins (DOB 11-26-78), Dallan Dirkmaat (DOB 02/21/76), Brenden Joyce (DOB 09/21/79), and nine other individuals for defrauding investors and running an illegal medical marijuana grow operation. The twelve indicted individuals face 71 criminal counts related to the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) and felony charges for tax evasion, securities fraud and money laundering.

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