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Colorado man who pretended to be blind sentenced for defrauding VA out of nearly $1.3M
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DENVER — A Colorado man has been sentenced to a year in prison for defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs out of nearly $1.3 million by pretending to be blind. Mike Blea, of Northglenn, was sentenced Wednesday and ordered to pay the VA $1,273,180 in restitution. Investigators say Blea is a Vietnam veteran who started […]

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Boulder doctor sentenced to prison for bankruptcy fraud
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The Boulder doctor who pleaded guilty in August to bankruptcy fraud was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Denver on Friday to 18 months in prison. Cathleen Van Buskirk, 55, appeared in court free on bail on Friday and must report to the Bureau of Prisons no later than April 19, according to a news […]

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Woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for hitting, killing bicyclist in Englewood last year
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An Arapahoe County judge on Friday sentenced an Aurora woman to six years in prison for hitting and killing a woman riding her bicycle and then fleeing the scene, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office Dominique Cain Dominique Cain, 33, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to […]

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Former Colorado hockey coach sentenced for sex crime
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FORT COLLINS — A judge has imposed the maximum sentence of 24 years to life in prison on a former Colorado volunteer hockey coach who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution on child sex assault charges. The Coloradoan reports that under the sentence handed down Friday, Andrew Vanderwal of Fort Collins won’t be eligible for […]

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Man sentenced to 192 years in prison for south Jefferson County kidnapping, assault
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A man who strangled a woman from the back seat of a car, while she sat in a front seat, was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County District Court to 192 years in prison. Jeremy Scott Hackbarth, 34, was sentenced after being convicted of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and aggravated motor vehicle theft, according to […]

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Former Kit Carson deputy who stole more than $200K from dying brother sentenced
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A former Kit Carson deputy who stole more than $200,000 from his older brother who died of cancer in 2015, was sentenced Monday in Denver District Court to 10 years probation. Larry Duane Fisher, 61, was also ordered to pay $236,569 in restitution to the estate of his late brother, Floyd W. Fisher, according to the Denver […]

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Breckenridge man sentenced for potentially career-ending assault on Dillon police officer
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A 27-year-old Breckenridge man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for assaulting a Dillon police officer. James Patrick Morrow pleaded guilty in November to second-degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, according to the Summit County District Attorney’s Office. Summit County District Attorney James Patrick Morrow On the night of Oct. 15, […]

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Two men sentenced to prison in “brutal, one-sided attack” on man at Jefferson County bar
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Two men who brutally assaulted a man who was with his young daughter at a Jefferson County bar last year have been sentenced to prison. Joel Wilson, left, and Devon Premer Joel Michael Wilson, 32, and Devin Lee Premer, 24, were sentenced to six and five years in prison, respectively, on Friday. Wilson pleaded guilty Nov. […]

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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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Teen sentenced for July 4 fatal shooting in Fort Collins
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A northern Colorado teenager has been sentenced for a shooting that left another teen dead on the Fourth of July. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports the 16-year-old boy was sentenced Friday to six years in the state’s youth offender system followed by three years of supervised probation for the death of […]

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El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy sentenced for smuggling meth into jail in KFC meal
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A former Colorado sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to six years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine into jail by having it hidden in food. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Steven D’Agostino was sentenced Wednesday. Investigators say the 35-year-old picked up drugs from inmates’ associates and then […]

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Evans man sentenced for tricking his girlfriend’s 87-year-old grandfather into signing over his home
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An Evans man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for tricking his girlfriend’s 87-year-old grandfather into signing his house over to him. Weld County District Attorney Jonny Stewart Jonny Stewart, 34, was arrested and charged for the incident in August of 2017, according to the Weld County District Attorney’s Office. The victim, who owned […]

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Greeley man accused of attacking couple with meat cleaver after huffing computer duster sentenced to 13 years prison
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A Greeley man, who was high from huffing a computer duster when he attacked two victims with a meat cleaver, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Weld County District Attorney Jama Abdi Isse Jama Abdi Isse, 33, was sentenced Friday by Weld District Court Judge Timothy Kerns for the 2017 cleaver attack, according to […]

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Aurora man sentenced to 6 months in jail for using dog for sex acts; dog likely to be euthanized
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An Aurora man will spend up to six months in jail for engaging in sex acts with his dog, but the dog will likely be euthanized because it has become aggressive after being removed from the abusive home. Courtesy of Aurora Police Department Fredrick Blue Manzanares An Arapahoe County judge on Tuesday sentenced Frederick Manzanares, […]

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