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ATTORNEY GENERAL SECURES $3.7 MILLION JUDGMENT AGAINST MAGAZINE TELEMARKETING SCAMMERS

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Denver District Court entered a default judgment against Raymond B. Jones, Jr. (D.O.B. 10/21/76), and several magazine telemarketing companies that he operated.

INFOMERCIAL CELEBRITY RUSS DALBEY MUST SURRENDER ASSETS IN $330 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL AND FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that his office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have reached a settlement with Russell and Catherine Dalbey of Boulder for allegedly defrauding consumers with promises of making money by brokering seller-financed promissory notes or privately held mortgage loans. The two are now banned from telemarketing, selling business opportunities and producing or distributing infomercials.  

ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN W. SUTHERS JOINS EFFORT ASKING CONGRESS TO FIGHT PROSTITUTION AND CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

DENVER– Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today joined a bi-partisan national coalition of 49 state and territorial attorneys general calling on Congress to amend the law to help fight prostitution and child sex trafficking. In a letter to key members of Congress, the attorneys general advocated that Congress amend the Communications Decency Act to provide criminal jurisdiction to state and local prosecutors. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN W. SUTHERS HOSTS ANNUAL BIPARTISAN GATHERING OF 23 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers will host a bipartisan group of state attorneys general, elected officials and community leaders at the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) Annual Meeting, July 22 – 24, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. The CWAG Annual Meeting aims to highlight topics of particular interest to Western states.

ROBERT ALLEN ZICKEFOOSE INDICTED FOR DEFRAUDING INVESTORS IN OIL AND GAS WELLS SECURITIES SCHEME

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the statewide grand jury has indicted Robert Allen Zickefoose (D.O.B. 007/19/64) on seven counts of securities fraud and theft. Zickefoose is the sole owner and president of Zickefoose Reserves, LLC based in Colorado Springs. The indictment alleges that he was offering unregistered oil and gas investments that were discovered by the Colorado Division of Securities.

COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL STATEMENT ON WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION OF PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN GUN LAWSUIT

DENVER—Parties in the case of Cooke v. Hickenlooper have reached an agreement to withdraw the plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction. The parties have agreed to language that the attorney general and governor will provide as technical guidance. At issue was what it means for a magazine to be “designed to be readily convertible” to one in excess of 15 rounds and what it means for a weapon to be in the “continuous possession” of its owner. Specifically, the additional guidance is that: 

COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL STATEMENT ON RULING THAT APPLE IS GUILTY IN CONSPIRACY TO FIX E-BOOK PRICES

DENVER—The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York today ruled that Apple is guilty of conspiring to fix the prices offered for e-books. United States District Judge Denise Cote (SDNY) found “[t]he Plaintiffs have shown that the Publisher Defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWSUIT AGAINST FAKE CHARITIES BOOBIES ROCK! AND SAY NO 2 CANCER

DENVER—An investigation by the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has led to the filing of a complaint and the imposition of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Boobies Rock!, Inc., The Se7ven Group, Say No 2 Cancer, and owner Adam Cole Shryock (D.O.B. 10/22/1979) for deceiving consumers into thinking they were donating money to charity.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION UNDER HOSPITAL TRANSFER ACT

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today that his office has issued an opinion under the Hospital Transfer Act (C.R.S § 6-19-101, et seq.) relating to the proposed transaction between the Lutheran Hospital Association of San Luis Valley doing business as San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center and Conejos County Hospital Corporation. This matter was noticed on June 24, 2013.

ATTORNEY GENERAL RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT SAME SEX MARRIAGE DECISIONS

DENVER—The United States Supreme Court issued opinions today on two cases involving same sex marriage. U.S. v. Windsor was a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which denied certain federal benefits to same sex couples married under state laws. Hollingsworth v. Perry was a challenge to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 declaring a marriage was between one man and one woman. Proposition 8 is virtually identical to a Colorado constitutional provision passed by voters in 2006.

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