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Man arrested in Caribbean on $4.5 million arson indictment after allegedly torching two Denver buildings near Broncos stadium
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A 53-year-old man recently arrested in the Carribean has been indicted in federal court on arson and fraud charges accusing him of torching two townhome buildings near Broncos Stadium at Mile High last year in an alleged scheme to recoup $4.5 million in insurance money, documents show. Michael Marte is charged with using fire to […]

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Clarence Moses-EL is set to receive $2 million for 28 years he spent behind bars. But first the victim in the case wants to be heard.
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The victim of a brutal rape and assault in Five Points over 30 years ago has asked a judge to let her voice be heard, a day after the state agreed to compensate the man she maintains was her attacker. In a motion filed Friday by attorney Stanley Garnett in Denver court, the victim, referred […]

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Lone Tree man who bilked 240 investors out of $16 million sentenced
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A 59-year-old Lone Tree man has been has been sentenced to 76 years in prison for securities fraud. Kelly James Schnorenberg was found guilty by a Douglas County jury in October on 25 counts totaling $16 million, according to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Schnorenberg, twice sued by the Colorado Division of Securities from 1999 […]

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Lone Tree man found guilty of $16 million in securities fraud after four-week trial
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A 58-year-old Lone Tree man has been convicted on 25 counts of security fraud totaling $16 million. Kelly James Schnorenberg, after a four-week trial, was convicted by a Douglas District Court jury Oct. 22, according to a Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies news release. Schnorenberg solicited many investments personally, but also directed agents to solicit […]

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Jury awards dementia patient $3.6 million after he was bitten, assaulted by another resident at Aurora nursing home
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An Arapahoe County jury this week awarded $3.6 million to a 76-year-old retired school teacher suffering from dementia after he was bitten and assaulted by another resident in an Aurora senior living center and the director allegedly tried to cover it up. A jury ordered Peregrine Senior Living at Aurora, 7475 S. Shawnee St., to […]

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Ute Mountain Ute tribe receives $1.6 million federal public safety grant
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The Ute Mountain Ute tribe has been awarded more than $1.6 million from the federal government to fight crime and  improve public safety. The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday announced the grants aimed at improving public safety among Indian tribes. In Colorado, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe received $1,646,931, according to a news release. Public safety […]

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Littleton mortgage company to pay $41 million fine, U.S. Attorney says
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Aurora Loan Services LLC will pay a $41 million fine for what the U.S. Attorney says were fraudulent loans from 2004-08 under an agreement with the government announced Thursday. The mortgage company that was headquartered in Littleton now has minimal assets and no employees, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney District of […]

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$385.5 million verdict against DaVita hinged on testimony over risks of cost-saving product
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A federal jury ordered dialysis giant DaVita Inc. to pay the families of three dead patients a combined $385.5 million after hearing testimony that the company did not adequately warn kidney doctors that a product that saved the company money put patients at risk of cardiac arrests. Trial testimony in the wrongful death lawsuit also […]

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Police dog sniffs out 113 pounds of meth, worth $1 million, in Adams County traffic stop
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Two men face drug charges in Adams County after allegedly being stopped in a vehicle with 113 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of $1 million. Daniel Torrero-Monzon, 40, and Orlando Torrero-Rios, 34, have been charged with one count of possession with intent to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance and one count of committing a […]

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Pizza-for-parking scheme in Salt Lake City mostly to blame for $1.2 million dip in fines
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SALT LAKE CITY — A pizza-for-parking scheme is mostly to blame for a dip in the number of parking tickets issued and fines collected in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the city’s parking officers have written 40,000 fewer tickets this year and collections from overtime fees are down $1.2 million. Nearly 130,000 tickets were […]

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Kansas man sentenced in $3 million marijuana conspiracy
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John Leyba, The Denver Post A marijuana plant in Denver photographed on March 3, 2014. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man was sentenced to five years in prison without parole for his role in a conspiracy to distribute $3 million worth of marijuana in the Kansas City metro region. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Polson […]

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Aurora man who orchestrated $2.2 million tax scam from behind bars pleads guilty to felony charges
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A 36-year-old Aurora man has pleaded guilty to felony charges in a tax-fraud scheme in which he, his mother and girlfriend filed 100 false income tax returns while he was locked up in prison. Jaquon H. Mucsarney Jaquon H. Mucsarney entered guilty pleas in Denver U.S. District Court to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and […]

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Couple to get $2.5 million after California police called abduction a hoax
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VALLEJO, Calif. — A couple reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the woman’s elaborate and bizarre kidnapping as a hoax. Police in the city of Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, that a masked intruder drugged them […]

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Colorado man who shipped $3 million of pot to Kansas City gets five-year prison sentence
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A Colorado man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to ship $3 million of marijuana through the mail for distribution in the Kansas City area. James Mack, 38, of Westminster was sentenced  by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs in Kansas City, Mo., to five years in federal prison without parole, […]

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