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Tuesday Trial Watch: Securities Commissioner Sues 2 Men, Companies

Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.

Fred Joseph, the Colorado Securities Commissioner, Monday filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Broomfield based business Colorcom Ltd. alleging it violated the anti-fraud and registration provisions of the Colorado Securities Act.

Nurse Takes Plea Deal For Stealing Med Records
Dawn Philbin reached a plea deal in Denver County Court and was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections for stealing patient records out of Saint Anthony Hospital and giving them to convicted counterfeiter Paul Simmons.

Girl Testifies She Was Beaten
One of the girls living in the Aaron Thompson home testified Monday that when she received bad grades she was ordered to strip naked and was beaten. Thompson is on trial for child abuse resulting in death, spawning from the disappearance of daughter Aarone.

Defense Rests In Moffat Murder Trial
The defense rested its case Monday in Moffat County District Court in the first-degree murder trial of Terry Hankins, who is accused of killing his wife, Cynthia. Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday.

Aspen Business Man Sued
D&R’s Aspen Retirement Plan LLC slapped Aspen businessman Scott DeGraff with a lawsuit seeking $3million over a breach of contract. The case was transferred to U.S. District Court in Denver last week.

Masters Gets Federal Court Hearing
A Federal Court hearing in Denver Tuesday morning will decide if Tim Masters can sue the prosecutors who put him in prison.
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