John W. Suthers

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and Department of Law webpage. It is a true honor and privilege to serve as Colorado’s 38th Attorney General and the state’s top law enforcement official. Every day, we work hard to protect consumers from fraud, prosecute criminals who prey upon our citizens and preserve and safeguard Colorado’s natural beauty.

Our job is to provide ethical representation and legal advice of the highest caliber to our client agencies and service of the highest quality to the people of Colorado. Please explore our site to learn more about the work we do on behalf of the people of Colorado and our state government client agencies. I think you will be amazed by how our work affects you.

 


For additional information about our Consumer Protection efforts, please visit www.stopfraudcolorado.gov.  Here you will be able to sign up for consumer fraud tips and alerts, learn about ways to protect yourself from fraud, and find out where to report fraudulent or suspicious activity.

News & Press Releases

Operation Chump Change has netted 273 pounds of brown heroin valued at $40 million

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, in partnership with the DEA, U.S. Attorney, IRS Criminal Investigation, and law enforcement, today announced the largest and most complex heroin bust in the history of the Rocky Mountain region. Operation Chump Change was launched in 2013 to investigate a heroin trafficking organization and a related money laundering operation based in the Denver metropolitan area.

$120 million will be returned to eligible consumers

 DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today a $158 million settlement with Verizon and Sprint regarding wireless cramming charges.  This agreement resolves allegations that Verizon and Sprint charged wireless customers for unauthorized third-party services. Of the $158 million, approximately $120 million will go directly to consumers who were victims.

DENVER— Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that her office has filed a civil lawsuit in Denver District Court against Freedom Stores Inc., d/b/a/ Freedom Furniture & Electronics, Military Credit Services, LLC, and Freedom Acceptance Corporation.  These companies have repeatedly broken Colorado lending and consumer protection laws in their aggressive pursuit of military customers.   

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