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Thursday, March 22, 2012

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a consent decree that transfers the assets of Fired Up For Kids, a Denver-based organization to a successor organization, Colorado Firefighter Calendar, Inc. Under the consent decree, Fired Up For Kids has agreed to dissolution under the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporations Act.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Full Spirit Ministries, a Fort Collins-based charity; its founder, CEO and president, Richard M. Thebo (DOB: 9/11/1940); and several of the charity’s board members on suspicion that they misused the charity’s assets and made misrepresentations while soliciting donations.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, John F. Walsh, and the Colorado Attorney General, John W. Suthers, announce the end of a national foreclosure rescue scheme. The perpetrators, operating through Bella Homes LLC, had promised hundreds of distressed homeowners that Bella Homes would help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Instead of helping homeowners, the perpetrators helped themselves to a lavish lifestyle replete with fancy cars, vacations, and even gold coins.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today the state has reached an agreement with Westwood College, Inc. to address allegations that the institution violated the Consumer Protection Act by misleading prospective students, engaging in deceptive advertising and failing to comply with Colorado’s consumer lending laws.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Consolidated Medical Services, LLC, a Highlands Ranch-based company, and its owner, Joseph Benedetto (DOB: 10/8/1972), on suspicion that they violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today a $58.75 million multistate settlement with Wells Fargo to settle allegations that individuals working at Wachovia, which Wells Fargo acquired in 2008, engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. The settlement is one component of a $148 million coordinated state and federal law enforcement and regulatory action involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has obtained an order barring Denver-based RMI Associates from providing consumers with assistance in filing a consumer complaint with the state for a fee. The court order also requires that RMI Associates refund any fees it has accepted from consumers to assist them in filing a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a complaint against Denver-based RMI Associates on suspicion that the company fraudulently solicited customers that it could help them recover restitution related to a federal lawsuit the Office of the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission recently filed.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned consumers to beware of companies offering to assist them in recovering restitution from the state’s consumer protection lawsuits in exchange for an upfront fee. The Office of the Attorney General learned of this scam after consumers inquired about the validity of RMI Associates and its Web site, www.recovermyinvestment.com.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has reached a settlement with a Westminster-based company, Real Talk Network, David Allen Burke (DOB: 9/6/1967) and Melodie Rose Burke (DOB: 7/1/1969). The settlement permanently bars Real Talk Network and its principals from selling, marketing or advertising any debt-relief services. Real Talk Network also has agreed to pay the state $226,414, including $200,000 in consumer restitution, as part of the settlement.

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