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Saturday, July 30, 2016

‘Crime and Justice’ Archives

16-year prison sentence for ringleader

Attorney General announces 16-year prison sentence for ringleader of multimillion-dollar commercial Ponzi scheme   DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver judge has sentenced John Reinholdt II (DOB: 1/10/1972) to 16 years in prison and ordered him to pay $2.5 million in restitution for his role in running a commercial Ponzi scheme. “Criminals that defraud Colorado banks drive up the cost of home loans and other credit for all consumers,” Suthers ... Full Story

Arson Investigation, Larimer County Sheriff

Arson Investigation March 1, 2011   Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to Vern's Trailer Park at 4220 West County Road 54G at approximately 10:30 p. m. on Sunday, February 27 on the report of a burning structure.  Deputies worked with the Poudre Fire Authority who extinguished the blaze; however, the trailer was a total loss.  No one was in the home at the time of the fire. Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators are working with Poudre Fire Authority ... Full Story

Jail Crowding

Due to overcrowding at the Larimer County Jail, officials were recently forced to reconfigure several housing areas to accommodate the growing number of female inmates. Jail officials converted a special male housing area over to female housing to relieve some of the overcrowding and insure the safety and care of the inmates.  The male inmates in this housing area were either moved to the general population or to other areas that could accommodate their special needs, i.e. medical concerns.  ... Full Story

Vehicle Break-Ins at Trailhead

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has been receiving an increasing number of reports of vehicles parked at the Lion Gulch Trailhead parking lot being forcibly entered and items stolen by unknown individuals.  Stolen items include firearms, computers, iPods and wallets. LCSO deputies are looking for two, possibly suspicious, vehicles that were reportedly seen in the area.  One is a Ford Escort, or similar vehicle, white in color with blue window tinting.  The second vehicle is a silver ... Full Story

Sentence in Murder-for-hire plan

EVANS MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIS PART IN MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLAN GREELEY, Colo. – Evans resident Jesse Rodriguez (DOB 10/20/89) was sentenced in Weld County District Court this morning to 15 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plan. Rodriguez, who was originally charged with Solicitation of First Degree Murder After Deliberation (a class two felony) and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder After Deliberation (also a class two felony), pled to the conspiracy ... Full Story

Apparent Attempted Suicide on Interstate 25

DATE:             February 13, 2011 At approximately 6:58 AM Larimer County Sheriff Dispatch received a request for assistance and responded to a report of a female who had exited a motor vehicle on north bound Interstate 25 near mile marker 269 just north of the Prospect interchange.  The Colorado State Patrol and PVH Ambulance Service also responded.  According to witness statements and initial investigation, she attempted to step in front of a north bound semi-truck.  That ... Full Story

Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio Withdraws Appeal

“Today former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio voluntarily filed a motion with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the appeal of his criminal conviction and sentence.  By withdrawing his appeal, he will no longer contest the length of his incarceration.  If the Court grants his request and dismisses his appeal, that dismissal will also result in lifting the hold on money Nacchio paid for his fine and forfeiture, which has been held for years in escrow during his appeals.  The ... Full Story

Walter Bond Sentenced To Federal Prison For The Arson

DENVER – Walter Bond, aka “Lone Wolf,” age 34, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced this afternoon to serve 60 months (5 years) in federal prison for use of fire or explosives to damage and destroy property in interstate commerce, and for the use of force, violence and threats involving an Animal Enterprise, United States Attorney John Walsh, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ... Full Story

Boulder Man Sentenced For Exploiting Alien Workers,

Boulder Man Sentenced For Exploiting Alien Workers, Harboring Illegal Aliens, And Tax Evasion Charges DENVER – Opas Sinprasong, age 52, of Boulder, Colorado, was sentenced late yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for exploiting alien workers, harboring illegal aliens and for failing to pay taxes, United States Attorney John Walsh; ICE Office of Homeland Security Investigations in Denver Acting Special Agent in Charge Dave ... Full Story

Conifer Woman Sentenced For Defrauding Social Security

DENVER – Pamela Susan Diederich, age 42, of Conifer, Colorado, was sentenced late last week to serve 5 years probation, with the first six months in home detention, for making a false statement for use in determining rights to Supplemental Security Income benefits. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. Judge Daniel also ordered Diederich to pay $53,049.68 in restitution to the Social Security Administration, including a $10,000 payment to be made ... Full Story

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