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Annie Skinner Wednesday, September 19, 2018

DENVER– Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has joined with 55 other attorneys general collectively calling for Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The attorneys general sent a letter this week to congressional leaders and the chairs of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, urging lawmakers to vote to reauthorize VAWA before it expires this year.

Annie Skinner Monday, September 10, 2018

DENVER- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the AARP Foundation ElderWatch program today alerted Colorado consumers about callers claiming to be with the Social Security Administration (SSA). These imposters are claiming to be investigators or attorneys with the SSA and telling consumers that their Social Security account is being used fraudulently. They are urging consumers to call back immediately or risk not getting their Social Security check the next month.

Annie Skinner Friday, September 7, 2018

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that she has joined a bipartisan group of 52 state and territory attorneys general to urge Congress to help end the opioid epidemic and close a loophole that allows those who traffic deadly fentanyl to stay a step ahead of law enforcement.

Annie Skinner Thursday, September 6, 2018

DENVER – Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman filed a lawsuit today against Purdue Pharma L.P. and Purdue Pharma, Inc.

Annie Skinner Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Operation White Whale has resulted in the seizure of 134 kilograms of cocaine and over $1.2 million

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), today announced the dismantling of an international cocaine trafficking organization headed by two Colorado residents.  Operation White Whale launched in April 2017, and has resulted in 16 indictments, and the seizure of 134 kilograms of cocaine with a street value over $5.3 million, and $1.2 million in U.S. currency.

Annie Skinner Tuesday, September 4, 2018
DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced the guilty plea and sentencing of Lavern Moter, a certified public accountant and investment advisor who defrauded his clients, family, and friends out of over $2.6 million. Moter was indicted by the Colorado Statewide Grand Jury in 2017 and was charged with ten counts of securities fraud. In May, 2018, Moter pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud and was sentenced on August 23, 2018 in Gunnison County to the maximum total prison sentence for his offenses: 24 years.

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Annie Skinner Wednesday, August 1, 2018

There are several scams going on out there, and many are targeting the elderly.That's why Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Mark Fetterhoff, senior program specialist for AARP, held an event at the Main Branch of Mesa County Libraries in Grand Junction on Tuesday, to warn people about them.

Annie Skinner Tuesday, July 31, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - It's not uncommon to hear that a friend has been receiving random phone calls being scammed or for someone asking for personal information like your credit card or bank account.

Annie Skinner Tuesday, July 31, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - While students are enjoying their summer, teachers went back to the classroom.


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