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Press Room & Announcements

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver District Court judge has ordered Daniel Ketelsen, the owner of Broomfield-based Legal Aid, to pay more than $238,000 in restitution and $100,000 in civil penalties.

Friday, February 26, 2010

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an agreement the New York Attorney General’s Office has struck with Toyota, requiring the automaker to assist consumers who own car models affected by the company’s recent recalls, will be applied to consumers in Colorado.

The terms of the agreement require Toyota and Lexus dealerships to assist consumers with affected vehicles in a variety of ways. Specifically, the agreement requires that the automaker:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the state has reached a settlement agreement with the former operators of the Colorado Humane Society. As part of the settlement, Robert Warren and Mary C. Warren are barred from operating or managing charitable organizations for the next decade. The Warrens also will be prohibited from owning or operating any business covered by the Colorado Pet Animal Care Facilities Act, such as an animal shelter, for the next five years.

Friday, December 18, 2009

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys from his office’s Consumer Protection Section have filed a lawsuit against two Englewood-based businesses and their owners, Tyrone E. Tymkovich (DOB: 12/30/1977) of Aurora and Sam Levine (DOB: 2/1/1967) of Castle Rock, who are suspected of defrauding more than 700 businesses in Colorado and other states between July 2006 and September 2009.

Monday, December 14, 2009

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys from his office’s Consumer Protection Section have filed a lawsuit against two former Coloradans, Donald Sterling Whitlock (DOB: 5/6/1970) and Erin Reese Whitlock (DOB: 7/11/1969), who are suspected of defrauding consumers through the use of fake commercial lending companies and committing multiple identity thefts involving numerous victims.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has taken action against 10 loan-modification firms doing business in Colorado as part of his office’s efforts to crack down on loan-modification companies preying on Coloradans in foreclosure. These 10 companies, nine of which are located outside Colorado, either failed to deliver results to Colorado consumers or engaged in deceptive advertising. The actions taken against the companies will require them to either comply with Colorado law or not do business in the state.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office’s Consumer Protection Unit has filed a complaint against Alternative Lending of Colorado, a Colorado Springs-based company, and its managing general partner, James W. Dale III (DOB: 4/4/1945), and top loan originator, April A. Bigler (DOB: 10/15/1980), both of Pueblo West.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an El Paso County District Court has ordered a Colorado Springs business, the Immigration Center, from engaging in deceptive trade practices, including posing as or claiming an affiliation with the federal government.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office, in conjunction with the Florida Attorney General’s office, has reached an agreement to prevent an Englewood-based brokerage firm, Assurity Financial Services, LLC, from engaging in deceptive trade practices. The agreement is the latest in a series of actions the Office of the Attorney General has taken to combat deceptive mortgage advertising.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Lone Tree-based DISH Network has agreed to pay $5.99 million to 46 states to settle allegations the satellite television provider and its third-party retailers engaged in unfair and deceptive sales practices. Colorado will receive $125,000 from the multistate settlement.

Also as part of the settlement, DISH Network has agreed to pay restitution to customers and has agreed to limit how it will market its services. Though DISH Network agreed to participate in the settlement, it has denied any wrongdoing.

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