DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is scheduled to testify before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission at a session on Thursday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 a.m. MDT. Suthers along with a series of other financial and legal experts will discuss the U.S. government’s economic recovery efforts and related instances of fraud that contributed to the financial crisis. Specifically, the attorney general will testify about state enforcement efforts in the midst of and in response to the financial crisis.
The hearing, which will take place in the Longworth House Office Building, will be open to the public and broadcast on C-SPAN for Coloradans and members of the media unable to attend the hearing. Suthers will testify along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan; Commissioner of the Texas State Securities Board Denise Voigt Crawford and Miami-Dade Police Department Chief Counsel Glenn Theobald.
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was created as part of the Fraud Enforcement Recovery Act of 2009. Congress established the commission, a bipartisan, 10-member panel, to examine the causes of the financial crisis and the collapse or near-collapse of major financial institutions.