Press Room & Announcements
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DENVER — The Consumer Protection Division of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced a consent decree was reached with Full Spirit Ministries/Open Door Mission, its founder, Reverend Richard Thebo, his son Darren, and two of its board members, Andrew and Patsy Kaminski. The settlement requires Full Spirit Ministries, which also does business as Open Door Mission, to gift all of its assets to the Denver Rescue Mission and for Reverend Thebo and his son to pay $14,000 in restitution to the Denver Rescue Mission as Full Spirit Ministries’ successor in interest.
DENVER —Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC (NYSE: GSK) to resolve allegations that the drug manufacturer unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, Avandia®. Under the consent judgment, of the total settlement, Colorado will receive $1.9 million in funds for failing to disclose all negative side effects.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced the settlement of a consumer protection lawsuit against Joseph Benedetto and his company, Consolidated Medical Services, LLC. The lawsuit alleged that Benedetto (39 years old) defrauded thousands of consumers through an internet-based affiliate marketing program.
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Stanley Fenton Anderson (39 years old) is guilty of scamming 17 individuals out of nearly $1.6 million. He was sentenced by the District Court of Adams County to serve an 11-year prison sentence for securities fraud. Anderson owned Standerson Mortgage and Financial Corp., Standerson Trucking, Dirt Posse Motorsports, as well as other businesses.
DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced that the State of Colorado will receive more than $4.5 million as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) in the largest health care fraud settlement in history.
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Jennifer Proffitt-Payne (DOB: 12/21/1961), Cody Payne (DOB: 11/28/1963) and a series of Jefferson County-based magazine businesses. The lawsuit follows allegations that Proffitt-Payne, of Evergreen, and her businesses, including Great Lakes Circulation and D2D Consulting, engaged in deceptive trade practices.
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has reached an agreement with Denver-based RMI Associates and its principals, Russell Bryant III and Damon Smith, that bars them from engaging in any operation that offers to help consumers receive restitution or conducts any form of consumer advocacy. The consent decree also requires that RMI Associates, which also did business under the names recovermyinvestment and Daily Deal 360, Inc., pay the state $300,000 in restitution and fines.
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has joined a
multistate lawsuit against publishers, Penguin Group (USA) Inc.; Macmillan Holdings, LLC; Simon & Schuster, Inc.; Simon & Schuster Digital Sales, Inc.; as well as Apple, Inc., on suspicion that they engaged in price fixing and other anticompetitive practices in the market for electronic books.
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Larimer County District Court judge has sentenced Richard Dorr Novaria (DOB: 10/27/1964) to eight years in prison and five years mandatory parole for his role in a securities fraud scheme. The judge also ordered Novaria to pay more than $3.48 million in restitution.
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