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DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the Colorado Statewide Grand Jury has indicted five people allegedly connected with a series of copper thefts. According to the indictment, the defendants burglarized five different commercial properties in Boulder and Adams counties between November 2004 and August 2006.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today expressed disappointment following a party-line vote of 6-5 against House Bill 1127, which would have required sex offenders to register their online identities. All six Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted against the bill.

“All of law enforcement and the victim advocate community favored this bill. The additional burden on sex offenders would be far outweighed by the additional protection to children on the internet,” commented Suthers. “If politics played a role in this vote, I think that’s unconscionable.”

DENVER – Following the passage of Senate Bill 46 in the state senate, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today urged the General Assembly and Governor Bill Ritter to keep Colorado out of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact:

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, in conjunction with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the indictment and arrest of eight individuals resulting from a year-long grand jury investigation. The arrested individuals are alleged to have been involved in an auto theft ring believed to be responsible for nearly 350 stolen automobiles.


Friday, January 19, 2007 at 9:00 AM


Office of the Attorney General
1525 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80203

DENVER – In his ongoing effort to curb mortgage and foreclosure fraud, Attorney General Suthers announced today a key legislative proposal that will target appraisal fraud and mortgage brokers who engage in deceptive trade practices.

WHEN:    Monday, January 8, 2007 at 9:30 AM
WHERE:   Office of the Attorney General
1525 Sherman Street, 6th Floor

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers announced today that Dennis Ellis will join the Attorney General’s Office in January as Deputy Attorney General for State Services. Dennis Ellis currently serves as executive director for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He will succeed Renny Fagan who left to become Sen. Ken Salazar’s state director.

“Dennis Ellis brings exceptional experience to this position,” said Suthers. “With his extensive background in public service and state government, he will serve the citizens of Colorado well.”

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today released statewide figures detailing the number of charges brought by district attorneys following the implementation of HB-1011, the cornerstone of Suthers’ Safe Surfing Initiative, which has given law enforcement additional tools to prosecute Internet predators.

“In six short months, prosecutors have used these new laws to bring fifty-eight charges against alleged perpetrators,” said Suthers. “These laws are an important new tool in protecting our children from Internet predators.”

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today released the first Methamphetamine Task Force Report pursuant to C.R.S. 18-18.5-103(6)(d). The Task Force was established last July to combat the scourge of methamphetamine in Colorado.

“Our data indicates that the rate of methamphetamine abuse has doubled in the last five years,” said Suthers, chair of the Methamphetamine Task Force. “This alarming trend has significant and devastating effects on our communities. Through the work of the Meth Task Force, we look forward to seeing this trend decline.”


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