By John P. FinkMay 4, 2018 5:00amColorado County Prosecutor Stephen Hines says he’s not aware of any recent complaints against him or his office over how it handled cases of the county’s highest court’s foreclosure.
Hines is charged with overseeing the $2 billion bankruptcy of the 4th Judicial District, which includes Denver.
Hines said he’s only heard of one complaint, in March, that was related to the county.
He said his office investigated the matter and determined no criminal activity was involved.
But, he added, he’s aware of complaints against other local officials that he’s been contacted about.
Hensens office was called out by a former judge who filed a complaint that Hines handled improperly, according to the lawsuit.
The former judge alleged that Hensens staff took a financial advantage of him, according a copy of the complaint obtained by the Coloradoan.
He also accused Henses office of taking advantage of other judges.
“This case is one of many,” Hensen said in an email.
And while it is unfortunate that some people have had their cases referred to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, I hope that these individuals are held accountable for their actions.””
Our office investigates all complaints.
And while it is unfortunate that some people have had their cases referred to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, I hope that these individuals are held accountable for their actions.”
A copy of Hines response to the complaint, which was obtained by The Coloradoan, also said the allegations contained in the complaint were not true.
“In addition, it is my understanding that a number of these complaints have been dismissed.
That is why I am requesting that you take the time to investigate them and contact the individuals involved in them.”
Hines declined to comment further.