Since 2004, Shannon P. Murphy of Colorado Springs has sought to develop several gold mining claims on the slopes of Tenderfoot Hill near Cripple Creek. He has formed a number of companies to carry out mining operations, including Murphy Mining and Exploration (MME) and Murphy Mining International (MMI). Outside investors have put millions into the […]
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Colorado Springs businesswoman Lisabeth Melahn will serve 366 days in federal prison for willfully filing a false income tax return, according to a news release sent by U.S. Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Stephen Boyd.  Melahn, 54, was sentenced March 22 in Denver. She appeared at the hearing free […]
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Three Colorado Springs residents were convicted Friday of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and other tax charges. After a four-day jury trial, George Brokaw, 68, John Pawelski, 66, and Mimi Vigil, 63, were found guilty. They are schyeduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello on Jan. 25. After the […]
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A former employee of local solar power development company SunShare recently filed a civil suit against the firm and its owner for allegedly failing to pay him $60,000, according to court documents. Nicholas Hellbusch, a certified public accountant who worked for SunShare shortly after owner David Amster-Olszewski founded the company in June 2011, claims in […]
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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 […]
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  The Colorado Securities Commission suspended the license of Bottom Line Results, a Woodland Park-based securities and mortgage brokerage firm.   Richard Roop, president of the company, also received a suspended license, according to Fred Joseph, securities commissioner.   The order was based on a summary suspension action initiated by the division staff in May. […]
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The Colorado Securities Commission has reached a settlement with a Colorado Springs company for allegedly using unlicensed sales agents, said Commissioner Fred Joseph.   Brian Sullivan, Daniel Sheriff and Fairfield Energy agreed to a permanent injunction that does not allow them to further violate the registration, licensing and anti-fraud provisions of the Colorado Securities Act. […]
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The Denver District Court entered a default judgment against Raymond B. Jones and several magazine telemarketing companies that he operated – Publications@Mile High, Subscription Solutions, C & R Marketing and Associates and Magazine Man, according to news from Attorney General John Suthers. “After many hours working to expose and prosecute this case, we are pleased […]
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  Colorado will be part of a 37-state, $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline to resolve allegations that the drug manufacturer unlawfully promoted Avandia, a diabetes medication. Under the settlement, announced by Attorney General John Suthers, the state will receive $1.9 million in funds because the pharmaceutical company did not disclose all the medication’s negative side […]
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Living her dream Four nanoseconds into your visit with Wynetta Massey in her office, you can tell she’s laid back, a family woman and she knows how to laugh. On her bookshelves are the scripts of Monty Python, the British comedy troupe. You’ll also see her college degrees proudly displayed as well as many photos […]
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A Denver medical marijuana dispensary has been indicted for illegally selling its product out the back door. The Colorado attorney general’s office obtained indictments this week against The Silver Lizard LLC and members of a multi-state drug ring. According to the 59-count indictment alleging violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, the indicted individuals […]
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A state grand jury has indicted a Highlands Ranch woman and her company of defrauding more than a dozen people across the country out of thousands of dollars in fees for mortgages and loans she never delivered. Attorney General John Suthers said Jill Evans and Paramount Mortgage were indicted on 18 counts of defrauding people […]
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