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Pueblo man convicted of asbestos pollution

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Thomas Tienda of Pueblo has been convicted of eight felonies related to the release of asbestos that occurred when he hired unlicensed individuals to demolish an asbestos-contaminated Pueblo home in May 2007. The Attorney General’s office is reporting that Tienda hired homeless people, instead of properly licensed contractors. The demolition work, which also lacked the… Continue Reading Pueblo man convicted of asbestos pollution

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AG settles with debt-relief company

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Attorney General John Suthers reached a settlement with Real Talk Network, David A Burke and Melodie Burke to keep the company from selling, marketing or advertising any debt relief services. The company will also pay the state $226,414, including $200,000 in consumer restitution, as part of the settlement. The settlement results from a lawsuit from… Continue Reading AG settles with debt-relief company

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The Colorado Foreclosure Hotline received a two-year, $600,000 grant to continue its work, all thanks to the Colorado Attorney General. John Suthers finalized the grant, which will aloow the hotline to continue to help homeowners avoid foreclosures for two more years. “This grant will ensure that the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline will continue to provide vital… Continue Reading AG funds foreclosure hotline for two years

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Office Depot will refund 115 Colorado government agencies and nonprofit in connection with the sale of office supplies between January 2006 and March 2009, according to reports from Attorney General John Suthers. Under the agreement, Office Depot will refund up to $189,000. The AG alleges that the customers were placed on a higher-cost price plan… Continue Reading Office Depot to pay state, nonprofits $189,000

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and the Federal Trade Commission have filed a joint lawsuit against Dalbey Education Institute on suspicion that it engaged in deceptive trade practices and misleading infomercials. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for Colorado and alleges that the company and its principals created and marketed an infomercial… Continue Reading AG, FTC file joint lawsuit against Colo. company

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Simply Done Immigration, a Colorado Springs-based business, and its owner Joseph Corrigan, have been barred from offering immigration services in Colorado, and must pay consumers $20,000 in restitution. The settlement was filed in El Paso County District Court, and claims that Simply Done Immigration sold consumers documents they could obtain for free from the U.S.… Continue Reading AG reaches deal with second Springs immigration service center

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Attorney General John Suthers awarded the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline a two-year, $600,000 grant to continue to provide foreclosure help to state residents. The hotline helps homeowners facing foreclosure to assess options and come up with ways to stay in their homes. The grant will keep the hotline open for the next two years, as the… Continue Reading AG’s office gives foreclosure hotline $600,000

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Payday lender pays $125,000 in restitution

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced his office has reached an agreement with Payday Everyday of Colorado and that the payday lender has paid the state $125,000 in consumer restitution. The company had failed to comply with state-ordered corrective actions since 2009. Under the agreement, Payday Everyday of Colorado will not be able to reapply… Continue Reading Payday lender pays $125,000 in restitution

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Colo. AG battles foreclosure rescue fraud

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Today Colorado attorney general John Suthers took steps to prosecute those who might try to take advantage of homeowners in foreclosure. The attorney general filed lawsuits against three businesses accused of defrauding homeowners in Denver, Boulder and Broomfield through “deceptive foreclosure rescue schemes.” According to the complaints filed in Denver District Court: “Consumers facing foreclosure… Continue Reading Colo. AG battles foreclosure rescue fraud

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Phone calls attempt to gain personal information

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Colorado consumers should be wary of phone calls soliciting personal information. Attorney General John Suthers said the phone calls come from (303) 578-5558, and the caller identifies himself as a law enforcement officer. The calls are suspected to be attempts to gain personal identification for identity theft. “Consumers should always be wary of any call… Continue Reading Phone calls attempt to gain personal information

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