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Perry Sawano (credit: Jefferson County District Attorney's Office)

Long Prison Sentence For Man Who Financially Preyed On The Elderly

A Wheat Ridge man who stole millions of dollars from investors was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Monday.


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Feds In NC Charge Colorado Woman In $7 Million Ponzi Scheme

Federal prosecutors say a Colorado woman is agreeing to plead guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in North Carolina after being charged with operating a $7 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 10,000 victims.


Geoffrey Lunn leaving the Federal Courthouse in Denver (credit: CBS)

Ponzi Scheme Suspect Called It ‘Operation .44 Magnum’

The man accused of running a multi-million dollar ponzi scheme in Colorado called his elaborate scam “Operation 44 Magnum.” Investigators claim he ripped off dozens of investors across the nation and in other countries.


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El Paso County Ex-Deputy Gets Prison In Investment Scheme

A former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of running a Ponzi scheme that lost more than $200,000 of investors’ money.


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Jury Convicts Man Of Scamming Investors In Vacation Property Scheme

A man accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $8 million from investors in a vacation property scheme has been found guilty.


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Colorado Couple Sentenced Over Ponzi Scheme

A Colorado couple accused in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors in 13 states and five foreign countries have received prison time.


Joe Coors, left, Ed Perlmutter, right (credit: CBS)

Final Stretch For Perlmutter, Coors May Be Close

The suburban Denver congressional district that held one of the nation’s closest contests 10 years ago is gearing up for another nail-biter.


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Man Sentenced To Prison In $3.5 Ponzi Scheme

Authorities say a man who pleaded guilty in a $3.5 million Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to eight years in prison.


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Plea Deal For Man Accused Of Bilking Cop’s Widow

A man accused of bilking the widow of a slain Denver police officer and other investors in what prosecutors say was a Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud.


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Sex Assault Victim’s Call Unanswered After Center Shuts Down

A victim’s call for help was unanswered after a call center in Fort Collins abruptly was shut down. One of the answering service’s clients was a sex assault hotline.



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