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Thursday, February 16, 2017

DENVER- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced the filing of charges against George Sackey, owner of Havana Pharmacy and Alameda Pharmacy. Sackey was charged with one count of felony theft and one count of felony computer fraud after allegedly fraudulently billing Medicaid for over $4.4 million.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DENVER- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced a multi-million dollar settlement with The Western Union Company.  The settlement resolves a multistate investigation into the Colorado company which focused on complaints from consumers who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes to defraud consumers.  In addition to Colorado, 48 states and the District of Columbia participated in this settlement. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, and the Colorado Division of Securities, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), today announced that Eddie Wayne Johnson, 63, of Sterling, Colorado was found guilty of seven counts of securities fraud and four counts of theft over $20,000. The six-day trial ended with Johnson being immediately remanded into the custody of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Company owner Kevin Ryder is also wanted on securities fraud allegations.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Colorado to receive over half a million dollars in Abilify settlement

DENVER, CO – Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that she, along with 42 other Attorneys General, reached a $19.5 million dollar settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”) related to the drug company’s alleged deceptive trade practices when it marketed Abilify. Colorado served on the multistate executive committee that negotiated the settlement, and will receive $527,740.00 of the settlement funds.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Coloradans are generous, with close to 80% of adults making charitable donations, but nearly half of donors aren’t properly vetting the charity before they give.

DENVER, CO – As Colorado celebrates Colorado Gives Day tomorrow, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman wants to encourage Coloradans to always check the charity before they give and ensure that their hard-earned money is actually going to support the causes they care about.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that her office secured a significant judgment against a group running an illegal auto title loan scheme in Colorado. The group used a variety of names with consumers, including Sovereign Lending Solutions, LLC; Car Loan, LLC; and Autoloans, LLC.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
DENVER – Colorado will receive approximately $893,000 as part of a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings for some of their model year 2011, 2012 and 2013 vehicles, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today.
 
The $41.2 million settlement between the 33 states and the District of Columbia and the Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Kia Motors Corporation, Inc., and Kia Motors America, Inc.
Friday, October 7, 2016

DENVER– Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and 35 other attorneys general have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and cause purchasers to pay artificially high prices.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

DENVER —Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced today that Daniel Lee Holding of Delta County was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $93,564.06. The sentencing, which took place in Mesa County District Court, comes as a result of Holdings’ plea of guilty to securities fraud, a class three felony.

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