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Biden nominates Cole Finegan to be the next top federal prosecutor in Colorado

Cole Finegan will be nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, an important position in which he would direct how federal law enforcement approaches the state’s legal marijuana industry.  Finegan, whose nomination was announced by the White House, is a known quantity in Colorado’s Democratic political circles. He served as […]

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Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, will resign Feb. 28

Colorado’s U.S. attorney, Jason Dunn, plans to resign as the Biden administration prepares to appoint new top federal prosecutors. Dunn, an appointee of President Donald Trump, said resignation will be effective Feb. 28. He joined the U.S. attorney’s office in 2018, and he declined to speak of his future plans. “Serving as United States Attorney […]

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Here are the three finalists —including Denver’s city attorney — to be Colorado’s next top federal prosecutor

Denver’s city attorney and a well-connected lawyer who is managing partner at one of the Mile High City’s most prominent legal firms have been recommended by Colorado’s two U.S. Senators to be the state’s next top federal prosecutor.  The three finalists to be Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, submitted by Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John […]

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Suspected gunman in 2015 Planned Parenthood shooting federally indicted after four years of stalled state case

A federal grand jury has indicted Robert Lewis Dear Jr., suspected of killing three people and wounding nine others at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015. Colorado’s U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the 68-count indictment on Monday, which comes after four years of stalled proceedings in the state case against him. Dear could face […]

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Grand Junction weapons company to pay $1 million for selling Army subpar grenade launchers

A Colorado weapons manufacturer has agreed to a $1 million settlement for allegedly shipping subpar grenade launchers to the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Capco LLC supplied the Army with M320 grenade launchers between July 2016 and March 2018 even though company officials knew the launchers’ barrels did not meet specifications, U.S. […]

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Man charged in Pueblo synagogue bomb plot pleads not guilty in federal court

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press An alleged white supremacist accused of planning to bomb a Colorado synagogue pleaded not guilty to a hate crime and other charges on Monday as members of the congregation he is suspected of targeting watched from the back of the courtroom. Federal public defender Mary Butterton entered not guilty […]

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A new Colorado law makes possessing thousands of fatal fentanyl doses a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are worried.

Colorado’s top federal prosecutor is sounding the alarm over a new state law that potentially makes possessing thousands of fatal doses of synthetic opioids a misdemeanor, saying it sends the wrong message as law enforcement and health officials are warning the public about the substances’ danger.  State lawmakers earlier this year passed a bill that […]