Former Colorado sheriff’s deputy sentenced for scamming co-workers, friends

Mar 8, 2017, 5:09pm MST

A former Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud.

Daniel Sullivan, 46, has been sentenced to six years in the custody of the Department of Corrections followed by a mandatory five years of parole. In December, Sullivan pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud, a class 3 felony.

In 2009, Sullivan started giving seminars to his coworkers at the sheriff’s office about how to build wealth through real estate and investing, according to an investigation by the Colorado Division of Securities.

But Sullivan was not licensed to advise on, solicit, or conduct investment transactions in the state of Colorado. Still, he offered a number of coworkers, friends, and family members investment opportunities with companies he claimed were bound to be successful, according to the office of Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.

A grand jury indictment in June 2015, and supplemented in November 2016, accused Sullivan of collecting more than $1 million from investors over five years from 2009 to 2014. While Sullivan did place a portion of the collected funds into investments, he used $671,000 of the investor

money on personal expenses, according to the state.

Sullivan was immediately remanded into custody. Restitution is to be determined at a hearing on April 28, 2017.

“This defendant was responsible for protecting Coloradans as a law enforcement officer, and instead chose to defraud people of their hard earned money for his own personal gain,” Coffman said.


Disturbing video leads to JeffCo deputy’s dismissal

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 12:02 am EDTSunday, December 11th 2016, 12:03 pm EDTBy Ugochi Iloka, Reporter

Source: WBRC video Source: WBRC video

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy is without a job after a troubling video surfaced where you hear what sounds like him beating and tasing Tommy Guyton, a local veteran.

Guyton’s lawyer, Frankie Lee, said when he told the officers he was veteran to stop the abuse, this is what was heard next: “How you like that veteran status, B***h? …Shut the F*** up!”

Guyton’s lawyers said he was at a woman’s house when he fell asleep at her place and was awakened by law enforcement asking for his name. When he wouldn’t tell them who he was, things escalated quickly.

“Tommy Guyton’s is just like any other individual and deserves the respect any other individual should be deserving of,” Lee said.

According to Guyton’s arrest report, he was booked on Nov. 20 last year for multiple charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Recently, he was acquitted of all those charges.

“There are some officers that are out there that shouldn’t be police,” Lee proclaimed.

After the district attorney turned over information to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the department launched an internal investigation into that deputy. They issued a statement saying they have no tolerance for poor, embarrassing behavior from one of their own.

“He’s been traumatized,” Lee said.

Guyton plans on suing the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office for emotional distress.

The same deputy recently fired from the department was sued for excessive force when he worked for Tarrant police in 2012.