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Colorado receives $1.8m in mortgage document settlement

Colorado will receive $1.8 million as part of a settlement with Lender Processing Services for past document execution practices to mortgage loan servicers. Attorney General John Suthers said that certain residential mortgage loan servicers asked people employed by LPS subsidiaries to sign or assist with the execution of mortgage-related documents – lost instrument affidavits, deed… Continue Reading Colorado receives $1.8m in mortgage document settlement

The recent wildfires in the state have sparked a number of scams, according to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The scams range from fake charity collections to home repair and construction fraud. Consumers may also have problems with their insurance companies or mortgage lenders. Any problems should be reported to the AG’s consumer complaint line… Continue Reading AG warns of scams in aftermath of Waldo Canyon fire

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If you have a pair of Sketchers rocker-bottom shoes – you could get $20, thanks to a settlement with the footwear company.   Colorado is part of a 45-state, $45 million settlement with Sketchers USA, the maker of Sketchers footwear, to resolve allegations of deceptive trade practices.   John Suthers, the Colorado Attorney General, released… Continue Reading Colorado consumers could benefit from Sketchers settlement

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Colorado is part of a $56.75 million multi-state settlement with Wells Fargo to settle allegations related to municipal bond derivatives. The suit alleges misconduct by people working at Wachovia, which Wells Fargo acquired in 2008, and says those people engaged in anti-competitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. The settlement is a component of… Continue Reading Colorado to receive part of multi-million Wells Fargo settlement

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Regent banned from collecting debts

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Regent Asset Management Solutions and its CEO Michael Scata are banned from engaging in the unlicensed collection of debt in Colorado after allegedly violating the state’s fair debt laws. The court order also requires that Regent pay the state $70,000 in civil penalties for its violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. The order stems… Continue Reading Regent banned from collecting debts

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Colorado has won a $590,000 judgment against a Florida company that failed to register its debt management services in the state. Colorado’s Attorney General John Suthers filed a lawsuit against Enhanced Servicing Solutions, an Orlando, Fla.-based firm, and its president, Thomas Roland, in June saying the company failed to register with the state of Colorado… Continue Reading Florida company must pay Colorado for failing to register its business

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Colorado part of JPMorgan Chase settlement

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Colorado is part of a $92 million multi-state settlement with JPMorgan Chase to settle allegations that people working for subsidiaries of the financial holding company engaged in anti-competitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. The settlement is one component of a $228 million coordinated law enforcement and regulatory action, involving the Department of Justice,… Continue Reading Colorado part of JPMorgan Chase settlement

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Colo. man sentenced for check fraud

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A Mesa County District Court has sentenced a man to 11 years and three months in the Colorado Department of Corrections for his role in a national check fraud ring, according to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. Salvador Ramirez was accused of being part of a check fraud ring that used shell corporations Mount Rocky… Continue Reading Colo. man sentenced for check fraud

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A Denver jury has convicted John Reinholdt II of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, a class-two felony. Reinholdt was also convicted of conspiracy to violate the same act, another class-two felony, for his part in perpetrating a commercial Ponzi scheme using Lafayette-based business entities to defraud commercial lenders from Colorado and Arizona. The… Continue Reading Jury convicts man of organized crime, Ponzi scheme

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The Colorado Attorney General’s office, and the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force have shut down a marijuana-distribution ring. The drug ring was using state-issued medical marijuana records to conceal its distribution of large quantities of marijuana to non-patients in northern Colorado and New Mexico between December 2009 and December 2010. According to the indictment obtained… Continue Reading Attorney general, drug task force shut down marijuana ring

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