Fake breast cancer charity founder Adam Shryock sentenced to jail for contempt of court
Nov. 9, 2022 (DENVER)— Attorney General Phil Weiser today announced that Adam Shryock, founder of fake breast cancer charity Boobies Rock, was sentenced to two years in Denver County Jail for contempt of court.
In August 2019, Shryock was found guilty of contempt of court after the attorney general’s office proved that he violated a 2015 court order that prohibited him from hiring young women as promotional models to sell merchandise at sporting events and concerts using a charitable sales pitch.
On Sept. 20, 2019, Shryock failed to appear for his sentencing and a Denver District Court judge issued a statewide warrant for Shryock’s arrest. When Shryock failed to appear at an October 2019 probation appointment for a separate criminal matter, the Adams County District Court issued a nationwide warrant. Shryock was recently apprehended in Kansas.
“The purpose of a contempt of court action is to protect the integrity of the judicial system, where court orders, such as this one that intended to protect consumers, are respected,” Weiser said. “The message to scammers is clear: If you violate the law and harm Colorado consumers, you will be held accountable.”
This was the third contempt of court action brought by the Colorado Attorney General against Adam Shryock. His previous contempt trials in 2014 and 2015 resulted in jail sentences of 14 days and six months. Shryock will begin serving his sentence upon completion of a 10-month federal sentence for failure to comply with probation in a tax-related case.