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Attorney General: $23 million for housing relief

Attorney General: $23 million for housing relief

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Wednesday that $23 million of the state’s National Mortgage Settlement funds will be used to support affordable housing programs for residents seeking relocation. The funds, which are a portion of the $51.2 million in state settlement funds, will  be used primarily to aid those living in the areas directly… Continue Reading Attorney General: $23 million for housing relief

AG indicts nine in fraud scheme targeting homeowners

The statewide grand jury indicted eight people for targeting distressed homeowners as part of a fraudulent short-sale scheme. The scheme allowed the defendants to defraud banks and lenders who held mortgages for the distressed homeowners, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s office. Wendy Thomas, 46, Chicago, previously of Thornton; Cristina Nicole Smith, 42,… Continue Reading AG indicts nine in fraud scheme targeting homeowners

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, along with 54 other attorneys general of 54 states, districts and U.S. territories, said the group reached an agreement in an antitrust suit with three of the largest book publishers in the United States. Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC and Simon & Schuster Inc. have agreed to pay… Continue Reading Col. AG, 54 others settle with ebook publishers

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Four indicted for counterfeit, eBay scam

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Four people were indicted in Denver this week for computer crime, filing false tax returns and trademark counterfeiting, said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The four are accused of selling counterfeit cycling jerseys and bicycle components on the Internet. Counterfeit items seized from apartments have an estimated suggested retail value of $285,306, according to a… Continue Reading Four indicted for counterfeit, eBay scam

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Colo. receives $5.7 million in settlement

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Colorado will receive $5.7 million as part of a $160 million multistate settlement with Maryland-based Maxim Healthcare Services, an in-home health care service provider. Colorado is one of 41 states involved in the suit, which settles allegations that the company billed Medicaid for services it did not perform. The state’s share of the money will… Continue Reading Colo. receives $5.7 million in settlement

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Attorney General John Suthers’ office has filed a lawsuit against Western Sky Financial, a South Dakota-based online lender, and its principal, Martin A. Webb, for making unlicensed, high-interest loans to Colorado consumers. Filed in Denver District Court, the lawsuits states that the company made more than 200 loans to Colorado consumers since at least March… Continue Reading AG files lawsuit against Western Sky Financial

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Top 10 Colo. consumer complaints listed

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers released the top consumer complaints for 2010 and the first two months of 2011. Last year, Colorado consumers filed 6,462 complaints with the Office of the Attorney General – a nearly 37 percent increase over 2009’s total of 4,723 complaints, and a 117-percent increase over 2008’s total of 2,969 complaints.… Continue Reading Top 10 Colo. consumer complaints listed

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Suthers criticized for support of marriage act

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has come under fire from human rights organizations for his support of federal law denying same-sex married couples the same rights and benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act. Suthers filed an amicus brief supporting the law in the case, Massachusetts vs. Department of Health and Human Services. The Massachusetts… Continue Reading Suthers criticized for support of marriage act

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A Jefferson County District Court has permanently barred Sherron L. Lewis from providing foreclosure-relief services and fine him $181,266 after he failed to respond to a Colorado lawsuit about illegal foreclosure activities. Lewis is accused of charging homeowners an upfront fee and obtained an interest in their homes with the promise he could stop their… Continue Reading Judge orders fine in foreclosure-relief scam case

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Colorado will received $425,000 as part of a multi-state settlement with Dannon about allegations that the food company made unsubstantiated claims concerning the health benefits of its Activa and DanActive products. The $21 million settlement is the largest multi-state settlement based on the improper marketing of a food product. Under the 39-state agreement, Dannon will… Continue Reading Colorado to get money from Dannon marketing settlement

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