September 3 Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in […]
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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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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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Colorado Springs-based The Macalan Group, a security contractor, will pay the government $2.08 million and relinquish claims to an additional $744, 969 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims in connection with a federal contract. Formerly known as NEK Advanced Securities Inc., the company had a contract with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device […]
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It’s the scenario no boss wants to deal with: A manager at the annual office holiday party has a little too much to drink. He hits on every woman in the room — and even grabs a client invited to the party and kisses her. In the cold light of the morning after, bosses are […]
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Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in June 2011 in El Paso District Court by more than 60 people, their retirement […]
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The owner of a Gold Hill Mesa home filed suit this month against the builder, saying the home is not as energy-efficient as the builder purported. Further, the builder knew the home wasn’t as energy-efficient during the sales process, said homeowners Hannah Polmer and William Robert Rudge in their lawsuit against Hi-Point Home Builders LLC, […]
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The Colorado Judicial Department has received reports of telephone scams involving fake debt-collection agencies who threaten people with arrest warrants operating in at least three judicial districts in the state. Consumers who receive calls regarding debt collection related to court cases always have the option of contacting the clerk’s office in the appropriate court to […]
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Ray Jafari believes Mohsen Bagherian owes him access to financial records in seven businesses owned by them both. Bagherian believes Jafari owes him $501,000 in repayment of several loans. The two business partners have taken each other to court, each alleging the other has harmed the businesses and each asking the court to decide who […]
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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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Rothgerber Johnson and Lyons will merge with Lewis and Roca LLP, a law firm headquartered in Phoenix. The merger will created one of the largest law firms in the Western United States and will have 250 lawyers. Its new name will be Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP and will have offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, […]
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Robert Allen Zickefoose, 48, of Colorado Springs was indicted by a statewide grand jury on seven counts of securities fraud and theft, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Monday. Zickefoose owns Zickefoose Reserves LLC, based in Colorado Springs. The indictment alleges that he offered unregistered oil and gas investments that were discovered by the Colorado […]
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