DENVER — On January 5, 2013, John Suthers will begin his ninth year as Colorado’s Attorney General and in the process become the second longest-serving Attorney General in state history. Only Duke Dunbar, who served 22 years from 1951-1973, had a longer tenure as Colorado Attorney General. Suthers was appointed the state’s 37th Attorney General by Governor Bill Owens upon the election of Ken Salazar to the U.S. Senate. Suthers was sworn in on January 4, 2005, and was subsequently confirmed by the State Senate. He won election to the office in 2006 and 2010.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that, Jason Hemingway (37 years) was found guilty of running an elaborate auto-theft ring, stealing money and deceiving Colorado Department of Revenue personnel. He was convicted in Arapahoe District Court of ten felony counts involving theft, aggravated motor vehicle theft, ID theft and attempting to influence a public servant.
“Taking a repeat offender off the streets for his elaborate car-theft scheme represents another victory for law enforcement,” Suthers said.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced that Adams County District Court entered a consent decree in a case involving the now defunct, debt-settlement company, Orion Financial Group and its owner Eric Thompson.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced the criminal conviction today of Viola Kwong (52) for felony forgery. Kwong had requested services for her elderly father through a Medicaid program that allows a Medicaid client to direct his or her own home-based, personal healthcare when able. In this case, Kwong’s father was too infirm to direct his own care and Medicaid authorized Kwong as his personal representative in obtaining those services.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced the criminal conviction of occupational therapist Cheryl Moss (47) of Castle Rock, for stealing from the Colorado Medicaid Program. Moss pled guilty to one count of felony theft and one count of felony forgery. She will repay the program $54,332 in criminal restitution and serve 60 days home detention in addition to performing 300 hours of community service.
ATTORNEY GENERAL SUTHERS AND 32 ATTORNEYS GENERAL REACH $42.9 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH PFIZER INC REGARDING THE DRUGS ZYVOX® AND LYRICA®Wednesday, December 12, 2012
DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he and 32 other Attorneys General reached a $42.9 million consent judgment with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to resolve allegations that Pfizer unlawfully promoted its drugs, Zyvox® and Lyrica®. Under the settlement Colorado will receive more than $1.125 million for future consumer protection efforts.
“When it comes to something as important as people’s health, it is imperative that consumers receive accurate information,” said Suthers.
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