A former loan officer at Colorado East Bank and Trust in Pueblo pleaded guilty to bank fraud and receiving kickbacks on March 24. According to reports, the man received around $60,000 in kickbacks from a high school friend during the time period from March 2009 to July 2011 for approving almost $1 million in various loans.
Colorado residents are well aware of the changing attitudes regarding marijuana not just here but in all of the U.S. Here, marijuana laws have been the subject of controversy as well as actual legislative change in recent years. And just as new laws make for progress but also new legal questions, they also seem to making for new criminal risk.
Colorado residents are still grappling with the reality that they are left with after massive flooding. Clearly, those who have lost homes or have gotten injured or ill as a result of the weather disaster are vulnerable at this point. It is a low point in their lives, and legal officials warn that these vulnerable flood victims are now vulnerable to a different kind of disaster: a financial one.