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Monday, March 27, 2017

DENVER — Eddie Wayne Johnson of Sterling, Colorado was sentenced to a total of 48 years in the Department of Corrections with five years of mandatory parole following a jury conviction of seven counts of securities fraud and four counts of theft over $20,000. The case was prosecuted by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office following an investigation by the Colorado Division of Securities, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Family-operated business in Colorado Springs advertised pole barn construction

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that Colorado has joined a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging that six generic drug-makers—Heritage  Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.—conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for two generic drugs.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, and the Colorado Division of Securities, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), today announced that former Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Daniel Sullivan, 47,  has been sentenced to six years in the Department of Corrections followed by a mandatory five years of parole. The sentence came as a result of Sullivan’s plea of guilty to one count of securities fraud, a class three felony, in December.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today unveiled the list of the top ten consumer complaints reported to her office in 2016. During the 2016 calendar year, consumers filed 8,707 complaints and inquiries with the Consumer Protection Section of the Office of the Attorney General.

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.

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