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Carolyn Tyler Thursday, September 12, 2013

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced that his Consumer Protection Section won a major arbitration victory under the $206 billion Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement (MSA) the state signed in 1998. As a result of the arbitration award, Colorado will receive approximately $9.9 million in withheld tobacco settlement funds relating to a long-standing dispute over settlement payments in 2003. Since the MSA was signed, Colorado has received more than $1.3 billion in tobacco settlement payments.

Carolyn Tyler Friday, September 6, 2013
DENVER—The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York yesterday issued a permanent injunction addressing Apple Inc.’s illegal activities regarding e-book price fixing. The company is now required to modify its agreements with five publishers; provide for a court-appointed external monitor, include anti-regulatory provisions to protect publishers; and is barred from future anticompetitive behavior.
Carolyn Tyler Thursday, September 5, 2013

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced Christopher Houtchens (D.O.B. 10/16/75) has pled guilty to being in possession of a forged instrument and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years probation. He must also pay $17,189 in restitution to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). His company Colorado Tire Solutions, Inc. also pled guilty to forgery and was ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 to the Colorado Environmental Crimes sampling fund.

Carolyn Tyler Friday, August 30, 2013
DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced a successful outcome for victims of Paramount Mortgage of Colorado Ltd and owner Jill M. Evans (D.O.B. 09/15/65). In early 2012, the Attorney General announced that the State Grand Jury had indicted Evans for stealing fees for mortgage loans that Evans never delivered.
 
“In cases like this, it is often challenging to secure compensation of victims for their loss.
Carolyn Tyler Thursday, August 29, 2013

DENVER—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced what the federal government’s position will be in reaction to Colorado and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana during the last election cycle.

Carolyn Tyler Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DENVER-After announcing indictments in June 2012 under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act against daughter Tracy Vasseur and her mother Karen Vasseur of Brighton for their roles in a “Nigerian internet romance scam,” Attorney General John Suthers today announced the sentencing outcomes. The Vasseurs stole more than $1 million dollars from 374 victims throughout the United States and from 40 other countries.

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