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Alert - The Colorado Division of Securities Announces 2023 Investment Adviser Examination Priorities

January 31, 2023 -- The Colorado Division of Securities (the “Division”) released its 2023 investment adviser examination priorities. Publication of the priorities should help advisory firms comply with newly adopted rules and focus attention on common deficiencies when reviewing their compliance programs or preparing for examinations. Examinations serve to protect investors by ensuring that advisers are following the Colorado laws and rules that govern them.

Geoffrey Wescott James Sentenced to 12-Years in Prison for Committing Securities Fraud and Theft Totaling $5.4 Million

DENVER—Geoffrey Wescott James was sentenced on Monday by the Honorable Denver District Court Judge Jennifer Torrington to a 12-year prison sentence and to pay more than $5,000,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in September to violating Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act (F2) and to theft (F3).

Join the Colorado Division of Securities for the Virtual Event: “The End-of-Year Financial Checklist” this Friday, December 17, at 11:00 am MST

DENVER - The Colorado Division of Securities is partnering with the Investor Protection Trust and PBS Books to produce “The End-of-Year Financial Checklist” virtual event to livestream on the DORA’s Facebook page, ( on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. MST