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DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today reacted to a decision from the U.S. Department of the Interior to refund to Colorado and other states oil and gas royalties previously withheld as a “federal expenditure” under sequestration.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, today announced that the State Grand Jury indicted Jeffery Keith Eccles (D.O.B. 05/21/77) on 12 counts of robbery and theft for a series of Denver-area bank heists. Eccles is currently in custody in the Arapahoe County jail.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, Barbra M. Roach, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Denver Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Chief Robert White of the Denver Police Department today announced 15 individuals were indicted by the statewide Grand Jury for trafficking methamphetamine (meth) and cocaine from Mexico to Colorado. They are being charged under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) for a pattern of racketeering and conspiring to distribute meth and cocaine.

DENVER –Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, issued his final report today regarding the total amount of consumer relief granted by the five banks that are parties to the settlement. The banks disclosed that from March 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 they have extended $51.33 billion in total relief to 643,726 borrowers nationwide.

DENVER—This November, Colorado voters will decide whether to approve an additional 10 percent state sales tax and a new excise tax of up to 15 percent of retail marijuana sales with up to $40 million each year going to K-12 schools in the state. During the 2012 election, a majority of Coloradans voted in favor of Amendment 64 to regulate and tax marijuana, and it is now a part of our State Constitution. Under the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, however, voters must now specifically approve the additional sales tax and creation of the new excise tax. 

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Denver District Court entered a default judgment against Raymond B. Jones, Jr. (D.O.B. 10/21/76), and several magazine telemarketing companies that he operated.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that his office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have reached a settlement with Russell and Catherine Dalbey of Boulder for allegedly defrauding consumers with promises of making money by brokering seller-financed promissory notes or privately held mortgage loans. The two are now banned from telemarketing, selling business opportunities and producing or distributing infomercials.  

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. 07/19/64) 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.

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