News & Press Releases

Gov. Owens Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against Internet Predators

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today joined Gov. Owens at a Denver Boys & Girls Club as he signed HB-1011, which gives law enforcement additional tools to crack down on Internet predators. The legislation was the cornerstone of the Attorney General’s Safe Surfing Initiative, launched last year on May 25, 2005, in recognition of National Missing Children’s Day.

Gov. Owens to Sign Internet Safety Legislation


Wednesday, June 7, 2006
10:00 AM



Boys and Girls Club
J. Churchill Owen Branch
3480 West Kentucky Avenue
Denver, CO 80219


Attorney General Suthers Praises Dismissal Of Parolee Voting Suit

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today praised the decision of the Denver District Court confirming that C.R.S. 1-2-103(4) does not violate the Colorado Constitution or the Equal Protection Clause by making parolees ineligible to vote. Denver District Court dismissed the case Friday, May 26 and granted the Secretary’s Motion to Dismiss.

Attorney General Suthers To Join Gov. Owens At Signing Ceremony For Legislation Targeting Crime


Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at
10:00 AM



State Capitol
West Foyer


 NOTES: Suthers, who pushed an aggressive and successful legislative agenda this past session, will join Gov. Owens at the signing of several bills concerning public safety and deterring crime.

Attorney General Announces Indictments In String Of Burglaries Along I-25 Corridor

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced indictments of eleven individuals of a burglary ring operating along the I-25 corridor. The Statewide Grand Jury handed down the indictments on Monday, May 22. The matter was heard by the Statewide Grand Jury because of its multi-jurisdictional nature.

Denver Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Investment Scam

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers and Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph announced today that Denver resident Rico Vecchiarelli (DOB 2/21/76) was sentenced in Denver District Court for defrauding five investors out of $147,000.

Denver Metro Auto Theft Team Busts Motor Vehicle Theft Ring

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers and the Denver Metro Auto Theft Team (DMATT) announced indictments and subsequent arrests of five individuals of a motor vehicle theft ring based in Commerce City and operating across the greater Denver metropolitan area. The State Grand Jury handed down the indictment last Friday, May 12 and the arrests were completed late yesterday.

Attorney General Announces Indictments And Arrests In Hedge Fund Fraud Case

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph today announced the arrests of Hamilton Alan Bird (DOB 8/14/63), David Edward Newton (DOB 9/4/49) and Douglas Alan Scott, (DOB 11/16/59), all of Colorado Springs, following their indictment by a statewide grand jury on May 12, 2006 in a hedge fund scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims out of approximately $7.5 million.

Attorney General John Suthers To Announce Developments In A High Profile Financial Fraud Case

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 AM

Department of Law
1525 Sherman Street, 6th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

*Please check-in on Floor 7 prior to press conference

Attorney General Suthers’ Legislative Agenda Headed To Governor’s Desk: Long Bill Requests Already Adopted

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today called this year’s legislative session a great success for the citizens of Colorado. Suthers’ legislative agenda included eight priorities, ranging from protecting children from online predators to working to safeguard Colorado’s natural resources.

“The Attorney General’s Office had several key priorities going into this year’s legislative session,” said Suthers, “Through bipartisan support, our entire agenda has already been signed or is on its way to the Governor for his signature.”

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