News & Press Releases

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers and The Century Council today brought a life-saving lesson about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking to students at John F. Kennedy High School.  Brandon Silveria and his father Tony spoke to students about the importance of “making the right choice” about alcohol – and if students are under the age of 21, that the only responsible decision is not to drink. Brandon is a young man who was involved in an alcohol-related crash at age 17 just before his high school prom.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers and the Denver Metro Auto Theft Team (DMATT) announced the end of the first phase of an on-going investigation into an auto theft ring operating throughout the Denver Metro area, which has resulted in six indictments. Commerce City Police Department officers identified the auto theft ring in February 2005, and were assisted in the investigation by members of DMATT. 

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today alerted consumers to a recent scam involving telemarketers claiming to be from the “Colorado Department of Health” and offering “vouchers for up to $1,000 in free medical services.”

“There is no such voucher program being offered through the Health Department,” warned Suthers.  “These calls are simply an attempt to fraudulently obtain consumers' checking account information in order to commit theft.”

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Quik Payday, Inc., of Logan, Utah, will pay $2 million in restitution to Colorado consumers for making illegal “payday” loans via the Internet in violation of Colorado law. The Attorney General estimates some 15,000 Colorado consumers will share in the settlement.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today the findings of his Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud Task Force formed in July to address the rise in mortgage and foreclosure fraud throughout Colorado.

“Earlier this year, the FBI identified Colorado as one of the top ten mortgage fraud ‘hot spots’ in the country,” said Suthers. “This is unacceptable and thanks to the work of the Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud Task Force, we are making efforts to remove Colorado from this list.”


Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11 AM



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DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that The Children’s Hospital Foundation has been awarded $71,094 – Colorado’s portion of the Taxol Antitrust Litigation residual funds – to support the “Child Life Program,” at The Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

“The Children’s Hospital is a leader in providing healthcare to Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Suthers. “This grant will help restore hope in the lives of children and their families who are coping with the devastating disease of cancer.”

DENVER - Today Secretary of State Gigi Dennis and Attorney General John Suthers announced the results of Colorados third Annual Report on Charitable Solicitations. The report provides citizens an overview of fundraising campaigns conducted by registered paid solicitors on behalf of charities, as well as a summary of the revenue and expenses of all charities. The Annual Report also provides tips on wise giving, recent statistics on charities and fundraising, and an overview of Colorados charitable solicitations law.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that former Littleton resident, John Mark Godard, pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud (class 3 felonies) in connection with a scam involving soliciting investors to finance non-existent radio equipment.

“White collar crime affects consumers’ wallets and their confidence,” said Attorney General Suthers. “I’m pleased that this investigation led to a guilty plea in a case that affected victims to the tune of nearly $1.4 million.”

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis:

“Justice Kourlis has done an outstanding job on the Colorado Supreme Court. Not only have her opinions been well researched and articulated, but she has worked tirelessly through Court committees to enhance the criminal and civil justice systems of our state.”


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