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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.
Annie Skinner Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Judge permanently bans company’s owner and manager from selling and installing furnaces in Colorado

DENVER- Today Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that her office has obtained a $1.7M verdict against Westminster-based Mile High Heating & Cooling and its owner and manager for violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.   

Annie Skinner Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Current law allows human traffickers, drug dealers to hide behind shell corporations

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has joined a group of 24 attorneys general to urge leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee to advance legislation improving transparency of shell corporations by requiring them to disclose who controls and profits from their activities.  

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Annie Skinner Monday, October 8, 2018

The Safe2Tell program received nearly 2,800 reports related to suicide threats during the 2017-18 school year, increasing from the more than 300 reports received in the 2011-12 school year, The Denver Post reported.
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/08/colorado-safe2tell-suicide-reports-increase/

Annie Skinner Thursday, September 27, 2018

DENVER, CO – Colorado will get part of a 50-state $148 million settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. for allegedly failing to report a data breach to affected drivers in 2016-17.

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Colorado would receive $2.1 million of the settlement. 
https://patch.com/colorado/broomfield/s/giqi1/uber-data-breach-settlement-colorado-get-2-1-million

Annie Skinner Thursday, September 6, 2018

DENVER, CO – The Colorado Attorney General's office sued the pharmaceutical makers of prescription opioid OxyContin claiming a "fraudulent and deceptive" marketing campaign over decades helped cause the state's opioid epidemic that has killed thousands of Coloradans.
https://patch.com/colorado/denver/makers-oxycontin-sued-state-colorado

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