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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DENVER—The Colorado Supreme Court today reversed the judgment of the district court and a prior unpublished opinion of the Colorado Court of Appeals.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.

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ordered a debt settlement company using the name World Law to cease certain operations in the state.

State-Federal Agreement Totaling $1.375 Billion Resolves Allegations S&P Inflated Ratings for Risky Mortgage Investments

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that Colorado will receive $21,535,714 from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC to resolve allegations S&P misled investors when it rated structured finance securities in the lead-up to the financial crisis and beyond. Colorado joins with 18 other states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, in reaching an overall settlement totaling $1.375 billion.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman today announced that the State Grand Jury has indicted eight individuals, including several high-ranking members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, for operating a drug trafficking ring in the Denver-metro area. More than two and a half pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $40,000 was seized.

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