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A jury found developer Ray Marshall not guilty on 17 counts of securities fraud, theft and conspiracy Monday afternoon.
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Federal officials on Thursday began a California-style crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that targets those located near schools, setting up a possible showdown with businesses that worked closely with state lawmakers to develop regulations they hoped would prevent such an action. U.S. Attorney John Walsh said 23 dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools […]
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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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Rep. David Schultheis is brand new to the Colorado Legislature, but that doesn’t deter him from sponsoring a controversial bill that is also supported by Gov. Owens. In conjunction with the governor’s office, on Feb. 13, Schultheis, a Republican from District 22 in El Paso County, introduced to the Legislature a bill that would require […]
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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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Colorado has joined the federal government and other states in suing Standard and Poor’s in connection to the ratings that the agency issued on structured financial securities, including residential mortgage-backed securities that were issued from 2004 to 2007. The lawsuit is part of a joint federal-state effort to hold those responsible for their part 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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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 […]
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When police knocked on Josh Brewer’s door to check for marijuana, even one of the nation’s most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. Officers were fine with the two pounds 10 ounces he and a cousin had grown, harvested, and processed. That was under the pound and a half each allowed by […]
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Colorado Springs Rep. Pete Lee will be the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when the Colorado General Assembly reconvenes in January. Lee will serve as deputy to Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Democrat from Cherry Hills Village on the committee, which reviews proposed legislation regarding Colorado’s courts and judges, the state constitution and statures, […]
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Attorney General John Suthers is warning consumers to be award of companies offering to assist them in recovering restitution from the state’s consumer protection lawsuits in exchange for an up front fee. Suthers is responding to complaints from consumers concerning RMI Associates. The Denver-based RMI Associates offered to help people get money associated with the […]
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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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