News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2012

December 21, 2012

Environmental waste recycling company and executives found guilty of fraud and international environmental crimes

December 20, 2012

David Lawless sentenced to prison for use of a destructive device during a crime of violence at a bookstore at the Colorado Mills Shopping Mall

December 11, 2012

Officer of now defunct New Frontier Bank charged with fraud and money laundering in connection with the Bank's collapse

Registered sex offender indicted for receipt and possession of child pornography

December 10, 2012

Statement by U.S. Attorney John Walsh regarding Governor signing Executive Order implementing Amendment 64

December 7, 2012

Man found guilty of altering and damaging Forest Service lands within the Gunnison National Forest

U.S. Attorney's Office responsible for collection of $5.6 BILLION in Civil and Criminal actions in FY 2012

December 6, 2012

Joint ATF/Denver Police Department operation nets 17 defendants charged with firearm and drug related crimes

Fort Collins woman sentenced to prison for failure to pay over $300,000 in employment taxes

 

November 2012

November 28, 2012

Former employee of Aurora defense contractor pays $60,000 penalty and acknowledges improperly obtaining competitors' bid and proposal information

November 21, 2012

Colorado Springs man found guilty of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence

November 20, 2012

Westminster man detained for production, transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography

Littleton man charged with distribution of child pornography

November 15, 2012

Colorado Springs man indicted by federal grand jury for distribution and possession of child pornography

November 14, 2012

Castle Rock man pleads guilty to income tax evasion and agrees to pay $80,000 in restitution to the IRS

November 13, 2012

U.S. Attorney’s Office Statement Regarding the Status of Michael Leroy Schonlau’s Detention

November 9, 2012

Last of Greeley Area Criminals Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearms and Drug Related Crimes

November 6, 2012

Statement by U.S. Attorney's Office Regarding Passage of Amendment 64

November 2, 2012

Loma Woman Sentenced for Starting the 2011 Ruby Canyon Fire

November 1, 2012

Juvenile Charged with Starting Weber Fire

 

October 2012

October 31, 2012

Indiana resident pleads guilty to child exploitation charges and agrees to serve 30 years in federal prison

October 30, 2012

Westminster woman is sentenced to 24 months in prison for her involvement in a $1.7 million real estate scheme

October 26, 2012

Denver insurance executive indicted for insider trading

October 25, 2012

Colorado Springs man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for distribution of child pornography

Former Durango resident William Ballantine is sentenced to prison for income tax evasion

October 19, 2012

Denver man found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm

October 18, 2012

United States Attorney's Office to field election fraud complaints

October 17, 2012

Denver woman sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for illegally distributing prescription and illicit drugs

Two Colorado Assistant U.S. Attorneys recognized by Attornery General Holder at Annual Awards Ceremony

October 16, 2012

United States Penitentiary inmate sentenced to 60 years in prison for assault of federal officers causing bodily injury

October 15, 2012

Denver man indicted for failure to pay over $2.5 million in employment taxes

October 10, 2012

Investor fraud summit in Colorado arms consumers with information to protect retirement funds and life savings

October 9, 2012

Department of Justice, AARP, SEC, BBB, Colorado Attorney General's Office and CU Denver School of Public Affairs to hold Investor Fraud Summit to help protect seniors' hard earned money from scamers

One of three men using stolen police uniform sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for kidnapping family at gun point and demanding ransom

October 5, 2012

Denver woman sentenced to federal prison for mortgage fraud scam

Producer of child pornography sentenced to spend 40 years in federal prison followed by a life time of supervision

October 4, 2012

Former National Park Service employee sentenced for embezzling money from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Greeley area criminals sentenced to a combined 142 years in federal prison as a result of the ATF RAGE Task Force's work

 

September 2012

September 21, 2012

Aurora loan broker is sentenced to serve 18 months in federal prison for omitting over $4.7 million from tax returns

September 18, 2012

Third wave of warning letters results in closure of all 10 targeted marijuana stores within 1,000 feet of a school

September 10, 2012

Reno, Nevada man arrested for lewd, indecent or obscene acts in full view of other passengers aboard an aircraft

September 5, 2012

Thornton armed career criminal sentenced to over 20 years in federal prison

September 4, 2012

Defense contractor alleged to have taken competitor's bid information pays $1.15 million

 

August 2012

August 31, 2012

Denver man who immigrated from Ethiopia indicted for ID theft and unlawful procurement of citizenship -- thought to be war criminal

Three co-conspirators found guilty of implementing mortgage fraud scheme

August 30, 2012

Colorado Springs man sentenced to six months imprisonment for illegally collecting and selling government property

August 28, 2012

Denver man indicted for lying on form to get access to secure areas of DIA

August 27, 2012

Former Fort Collins resident indicted for denial of service attack on Larmier County government

August 24, 2012

Former Pastor indicted for distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography

August 23, 2012

United States reaches settlement with pharmacy for violations of the Controlled Substance Act

Man who interfered with flight crew on JetBlue flight from New York to California indicted by federal grand jury

August 22, 2012

Preschool teacher David Moe indicted on distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography

August 21, 2012

Chicago man charged with interference with flight crew on JetBlue flight from New York to California

Colorado participates in coordinated national effort to address marijuana grown on public lands

August 20, 2012

United States reaches $300,000 settlement with railroad for Parkdale Canyon Fire

August 15, 2012

Owner and manager of Disaster Restoration, Inc. convicted of conspiracy and mail fraud

August 8, 2012

Former husband and wife sentenced for fraudulent healthcare billing scheme

Magistrate Judge orders David Moe released on bond with conditions

August 3, 2012

U.S. Attorney sends letters to 10 marijuana stores within 1,000 feet of schools warning them to shut down or face federal enforcement action

August 2, 2012

Civilian residing on Fort Carson sentenced to federal prison for assaulting a four month old child resulting in serious bodily injury

 

July 2012

July 30, 2012

ATF and the Arvada Police Department arrest man responsible for selling over 500 cartridges of explosives

Perpetrators of scheme to defraud staffing companies sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to commit fraud as well as mail fraud and wire fraud

July 26, 2012

Denver man arrested for distributing and possessing child pornography -- defendant worked at Paddington Station

July 24, 2012

Fort Collins woman charged by Information for failure to pay over $300,000 in employment taxes

July 13, 2012

Thornton man arrested based on indictment for distribution and possession of child pornography

July 12, 2012

HSI Denver seizes 22 counterfeit merchandise websites in 'Project Copycat'

July 11, 2012

Producer of child pornography pleads guilty and agrees to 40 sentence and lifetime supervision

July 10, 2012

Boulder County Medical Marijuana care giver with conviction for first degree murder sentenced to federal prison for possession of an illegal gun and marijuana distribution charges>

July 3, 2012

Louis Dreyfus Energy Services pays $4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act

Fort Wayne, Indiana man arrested after driving to Garfield County, Colorado with intent to sexually exploit two minor children

July 2, 2012

GLAXOSMITHKLINE to plead guilty and pay $3 billion to resolve fraud allegations and failure to report safety data

 

June 2012

June 27, 2012

Western Slope bank robbers sentenced to federal prison

June 26, 2012

Twelve people indicted in multi-kilogram cocaine distribution organization

June 22, 2012

Loveland mortgage broker fined $50,000 for false statements on loan applications agrees never again to work as mortgage broker>

Three men using stolen police uniform found guilty following jury trial of kidnaping family at gun point and demanding ransom

June 21, 2012

Dr. Steven Spillers settles allegations that he overbilled Medicare by paying over $740,000

June 20, 2012

Trespasser fined $80,000 for unauthorized road construction in BLM Wilderness Study Area

June 14, 2012

Colorado Springs man sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for gun and drug crimes

United States Penitentiary inmate in Florence found guilty of assaulting Bureau of Prisons employee

June 8, 2012

Remarks by U.S. Attorney John Walsh at the Colorado State Patrol graduation ceremony

June 5, 2012

Former Gunnison County man charged in scheme to defraud investors in Nascar business

June 4, 2012

Man arrested and charged with Saturday bank robbery in Aurora

June 1, 2012

ATF makes multiple arrests of defendants possessing and distributing methamphetamine -- over 54 firearms and 9,000 rounds of ammunition seized

 

May 2012

May 31, 2012

Twenty-two people indicted as a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force investigation into a large methamphetamine drug trafficking organization operating in Metro Denver

May 24, 2012

Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Working Group announces new resources to investigate RMBS misconduct

Littleton man indicted for obstruction, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering

May 18, 2012

Forest Service issues citation to person responsible for Hewlett Gulch Fire

May 8, 2012

Second wave of warning letters results in closure of all 25 targeted marijuana stores within 1,000 feet of a school

Pueblo man sentenced for fraudulently obtaining Social Security Disability payments

May 7, 2012

Denver man indicted for distribution and possession of child pornography

Lakewood resident sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

May 1, 2012

Elizabeth man and co-defendant found guilty for scheme to file approximately $22,000,000 in false claims with the IRS

Denver man charged with possession and distribution of child pornography

 

April 2012

April 30, 2012

Commercial driving school owner/instructor and two brokers indicted for taking money in turn for giving passing grades to driver's license applicants

April 26, 2012

Greeley man sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for drug trafficking

April 20, 2012

Boulder man pleads guilty to possession of silencers which were not registered in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer Record

April 18, 2012

Thornton man pleads guilty to health care fraud scheme to defraud the Veterans Affairs

April 13, 2012

Castle Rock man indicted for income tax evasion and obstructing and impeding the IRS

Drug lord Oscar Arriola sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking

April 5, 2012

Earl Albert Moore sentenced to life in prison for use of a destructive device during a crime of violence

April 4, 2012

Denver man sentenced for failure to pay the IRS $1,300,000 and for theft from 401(k) plan

 

March 2012

March 30, 2012

Colorado health-plan founder sentenced to federal prison for mail fraud, embezzling plan funds and money laundering

March 28, 2012

Two Denver men indicted for conspiracy to defraud the IRS out of $1.8 million dollars

Louis Hampers sentenced for obtaining controlled substance by fraud and deceit

March 26, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office recovers $2.7 million resolving allegations that Gary-Williams Energy Company violated the False Claims Act

Colorado Springs roofing company pays to settle False Claims Act allegations

March 23, 2012

U.S. Attorney sends letters to 25 marijuana stores within 1,000 feet of schools warning them to shut down or face federal enforcement action

Boulder medical marijuana care giver with conviction for 1st degree murder pleads guilty to illegal gun and marijuana distribution charges

March 21, 2012

National Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Permanently Enjoined

March 16, 2012

Athens, Greece man sentenced for traveling in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illicit sexual act with minor -- other child pornography sentences also highlighted

Palisade man sentenced for defrauding health care programs for nuclear weapons workers and certain miners

March 15, 2012

Philadelphia man charged in Colorado for Conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization

March 9, 2012

Philip Lochmiller, Sr. sentenced to over 33 years in federal prison for conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering and mail fraud

Two men indicted for human trafficking and other charges

March 8, 2012

Jury convicts man housed in ADX "step down unit" of second degree murder

March 7, 2012

Thornton man convicted of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a sawed-off shotgun

March 1, 2012

Brazil citizen arrested for traveling to Grand Junction to have sex with minors

 

February 2012

February 28, 2012

All targeted marijuana stores within 1,000 feet of schools are closed

February 27, 2012

Two defendants sentenced to federal prison in separate fraud schemes against the Social Security Administration

February 25, 2012

Remarks for Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Mydans' memorial by U.S. Attorney John Walsh

February 24, 2012

Attorney General, U.S. Attorney announce joint lawsuit, injunction to end national foreclosure-rescue scam

February 17, 2012

Denver man pleads guilty to false information related to a terrorism offense

February 13, 2012

Former Aspen resident arrested in Florida on Colorado drug charges

February 9, 2012

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies engage in largest drug bust in Colorado history arresting gang members and drug dealers

Department of Justice recognizes key role of Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office in national mortgage servicing settlement

 

January 2012

January 27, 2012

U.S. Attorney John Walsh selected as co-chair of residential mortgage-backed securities working group

January 25, 2012

Colorado Springs man indicted on identity theft and fraud

Colorado Springs man found guilty of gun and drug crimes

January 24, 2012

U.S. Attorney issues review of FBI investigation into BIA shooting death of Spencer Posey

January 23, 2012

Aurora man arrested for providing material support to a designated terrorist organization

Members and Associates of Hell's Lovers Motorcycle Club indicted for firearm and drug crimes

January 19, 2012

Axis Labs sentenced in connection with distribution of product containing synthetic anabolic steroids

January 12, 2012

U.S. Attorney sends letters to 23 marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools warning them to shut down or face federal enforcement action

January 5, 2012

Denver Health Medical Center to pay $6,300,000 to settle allegations relating to overbilling Medicare and Medicaid

 

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