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DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today responded to the lawsuit filed in the United States Supreme Court by the Attorneys General of Nebraska and Oklahoma. That action, Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado (Case No. 144, Original), seeks to overturn citizen-initiated laws that enable the state to monitor and control recreational marijuana businesses. Nebraska and Oklahoma now have the opportunity to respond to Colorado’s filing within two weeks.

At least $12 Million of Illegal Medical Marijuana Trafficked out of Colorado

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office was joined by other law enforcement agencies today to announce Colorado’s largest marijuana bust since legalization. Tri Trong Nguyen, with the support of his wife, three sisters, and dozens of co-conspirators, is alleged to have overseen a massive illegal interstate marijuana distribution network.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office ha filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of the petitioners in State of Arizona v. Ashton Company Incorporated Contractors and Engineers. Eight additional states, representing a bipartisan group of Attorneys General, joined the brief.

Donna Everly Sentenced on 136 Counts of Theft and Forgery

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that Colorado nurse Donna F. Everly, 61-years-old, cheated the state’s Medicaid program by submitting bills for care of medically-fragile children that was not provided. For her crimes of falsifying medical and billing records, Everly was sentenced this week by El Paso County District Court Judge Michael McHenry to three years supervised probation and ordered to pay more than $16,500 in criminal restitution. She must also report her guilty conviction to the Colorado Nursing Board.

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Colorado Attorney General Announces Final Outcome of Charitable Fraud Scam

DENVER — The Denver District Court today handed the Colorado Attorney General’s Office an across the board victory on its complaint against Adam Shryock, the founder of the fake charity fundraiser Boobies Rock!, Inc.. Judge Shelley Gilman ordered Shryock to return $1.89 million in gross receipts, pay $4 million in civil penalties, and also issued an injunction against Shryock from ever working on or near a charitable solicitation again.

Scam Targeted Seniors and the Vulnerable

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has stopped another magazine company and its owners from deceiving consumers in order to secure magazine subscriptions. Subscriber Services Inc., owner David Keown and office manager, Marsha Ness are now barred by a court order from tricking Coloradans into believing that they will receive a $250 voucher and three free magazines in exchange for purchasing one magazine at a bargain price.

DENVER—The Colorado Supreme Court today reversed the judgment of the district court and a prior unpublished opinion of the Colorado Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court held that the lower courts erroneously concluded that for inmates convicted of crimes committed after July 1, 1993, good-time credits are applied against an inmate’s mandatory release date. The Supreme Court correctly held that good time credits are applied only to determine the date an inmate is eligible for discretionary parole. As a result, Randall Ankeney will serve the completion of his sentence.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and nine other state attorneys general, announced a $500,000 settlement to resolve state and federal violations of no-call laws. Billions of illegal robocalls were made on behalf of Caribbean Cruise Line (CCL) that generated millions of dollars in illegal cruise vacation sales.

Two New Animals Join www.StopFraudColorado.gov Initiative

DENVER—With tax time just around the corner, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is warning people to beware of a scam in which people pose as IRS agents and threaten consumers with arrest, deportation, and even drivers’ license revocation if they do not immediately pay their taxes.

DENVER—In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office unveiled its annual list of the top ten consumer complaints. During the 2014 calendar year, consumers filed 9,568 complaints and inquiries. This represents a 10% increase in complaints and inquiries from the 8,654 complaints filed in 2013.

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