A rare conviction and tearful Capitol testimony are intensifying pressure to reform Colorado’s guardianship system
Elder abuse prevention advocates are cheering the conviction of a Colorado Springs conservator accused of stealing from her wards. And lawmakers hear emotional testimony from loved ones with guardians.
Opinion: Give whistleblowers the ability to fight fraud everywhere
Colorado already allows lawsuits to combat Medicaid’s bad actors. It’s time to broaden the field
Colorado task force refers 17 cases of unemployment fraud to prosecutors
All are suspected of unemployment insurance fraud that “exceeds $300,000.” Colorado has paid $33.7 million in unemployment fraud and recovered $44.3 million so far.
Colorado auditor finds $73 million in “likely fraudulent” unemployment payments, including to dead people
The Colorado Department of Labor, which has confirmed only $30 million in fraudulent payments, said that the additional cases likely will be “determined to be legitimate.”
12 charts that tell you everything you need to know about Colorado’s Paycheck Protection loans
More than half of Colorado’s $15.1 billion Paycheck Protection loans have been forgiven
Investors behind Idaho Springs gondola say they’re victims of fraud, sue loan broker and escrow agent
The Mighty Argo Cable Car group argues “fraud has been committed,” but promises the $32 million project to build a gondola resort complex will be completed
Federal prosecutors charge Texas billionaire with Colorado ties in $2 billion tax fraud scheme
Prosecutors also announced that Robert F. Smith, founder and chairman of Vista Equity Partners, will cooperate in the investigation and pay $139 million to settle his own tax probe
Colorado stops nearly $1 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid to scammers
The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out
What’s Working: The situation with PUA benefits. Plus, why action is needed to get extra payments.
Getting into the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s unemployment system takes us deeper into holds on PUA payouts, extended benefits and fraud.
Fraudulent unemployment claims continue in Colorado, but 30-50% were stopped “at the front door”
New unemployment claims for the first time last week dropped below the highest point of the Great Recession.
Fraud, ID theft in Colorado have shifted during coronavirus. Now is the time to double down on protection.
A flood of federal relief overwhelmed outdated government systems as fraudsters exploited cracks with data likely stolen long ago. But don’t give up on protecting personal data, say security pros.
Will federal coronavirus paycheck loans actually be forgiven?
Here's what could happen to a Colorado PPP loan recipient in bankruptcy, others with layoffs or operations outside the state, and another that thrived in the pandemic -- and paid back its loan already
Calling Colorado’s unemployment line? You might end up talking to a Google-powered AI
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is also working to address $17.5 million in overpayments, a depleted Trust Fund and the approaching end of $600 weekly pandemic payments
Fraudsters foiled by Colorado’s unemployment office as number of new out-of-work claims decline
State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail
Nearly one-third of new pandemic unemployment claims last week were fake, Colorado’s labor department says
The FBI is investigating the multi-state scheme involving stolen identities and backdated claims. Meanwhile, the department stopped payments on half of them, resulting in $34 million not being paid.