News & Press Releases 2014

COLORADO PROSECUTORS ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF BEST PRACTICES COMMITTEE

DENVER—The Colorado District Attorneys’ Council (CDAC) and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced the formation of the Colorado Best Practices Committee. The committee will function as a think tank for prosecutors to stay informed of key issues, developing legal trends and technology advances. Through its formation, the committee will support state prosecutors’ mission of being leaders in thoughtful and effective legal practices that the public can trust.

COLORADANS TO RECEIVE $3.7 MILLION IN E-BOOK SETTLEMENT DISTRIBUTIONS

DENVER—Colorado consumers will start receiving approximately $3.7 million in account credits or checks this week to settle an e-book antitrust lawsuit brought by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and attorneys general of 32 other states.

COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL SUTHERS IN MEXICO FOR MEETINGS ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME

MEXICO CITY—Beginning today, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will attend a series of meetings with Mexican state and federal officials to share best practices regarding technology, information sharing and prosecution coordination. The annual meetings are organized by the Conference of Western Attorneys General and Colorado joins a delegation of that includes a bi-partisan delegation of attorneys general from California, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico.

ATTORNEY GENERAL REACTS TO COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS OPINON ON AMENDMENT 64

DENVER – The Colorado Court of Appeals today issued an opinion finding that Colorado Amendment 64, which decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, applies retroactively to defendants whose convictions under those provisions were subject to appeal or post-conviction motion on the effective date of the amendment.  The defendant in the case in question received probation for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana concentrate and less than an ounce of marijuana.

ATTORNEY GENERAL UNVEILS TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS FOR 2013

DENVER —In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Attorney General’s Office unveiled its list of the top ten consumer complaints of 2013. Consumers filed 8,654 complaints with Office’s Consumer Protection Section.

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST APOLLO CREDIT AGENCY

DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a civil lawsuit against Apollo Credit Agency, Inc. and General Manager James P. Saddoris. The lawsuit was filed after Apollo’s clients contacted the Consumer Protection Section of the Office claiming they had not been paid on accounts placed with Apollo for collection.

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE INDICTS KAREN GASPARYAN AND PAWN SHOP OWNER ON ORGANIZED CRIME ACTIVITIES

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the statewide grand jury has indicted Karen Gasparyan (D.O.B. 04/04/83) and Mohinder Grover (D.O.B. 04/13/50) of Aurora for violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act and engaging in a pattern of racketeering. The indictment alleges that they defrauded numerous Coloradans, pawn brokers and jewelry dealers by stealing and reselling luxury goods.

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE VOICES SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL PATENT REFORM LEGISLATION

DENVER —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers joins 41 other states attorneys general in submitting a letter to the ranking members of the United States Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation Committees, voicing support for federal legislation that will address patent trolls.

ATTORNEY GENERAL REACTS TO COURT RULINGS ON LOWER NORTH FORK FIRE MOTIONS

DENVER — Late yesterday, Judge Dennis Hall of the Jefferson County District Court ruled on a series of motions regarding the Lower North Fork Fire. The judge granted motions by the state to dismiss all but the negligence claims that had been authorized by the General Assembly in the weeks immediately following the Lower North Fork wildfire. Judge Hall found that homeowners failed to allege facts and circumstances in support of other theories that would permit them to exceed limitations on claims contemplated under Colorado law.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST MAGAZINE TELEMARKETERS

DENVER —The Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced it filed a civil lawsuit against Rocio Trujillo (03/16/1982) and her husband, Anthony Trujillo (09/07/1979) and several companies they operate for violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).

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