Denver judge rules in favor of motion to hold Bruce in contempt of court

District Judge Brian Whitney agreed to Attorney General John Suthers’ motion to hold former state representative and Colorado anti-tax icon Doug Bruce in contempt for dodging 30 attempts to serve him with a court order asking him to explain his involvement in three controversial ballot initiatives measures– Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101.

Attorney General Spokesman Mike Saccone said the court must now seek to serve Bruce this latest order in person.

Doug Bruce

In an email sent to Suthers last Friday, Bruce said he would attend his court hearing. Saccone said Bruce had been notified by the attorney general’s office of Judge Whitney’s ruling.

The case will take place in Denver on July 26th at 8:30 a.m.

The contempt charge stems from requests of Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer who requested documents and testimony from Bruce after it bacame clear he was deeply involved behind the scenes in drafting and funding the three tax-slashing initiatives now slated for the November ballot.

Bruce appears to have authored the three initiatives, tampered with witnesses in Judge Spencer’s trial and illegally paid petition gatherers to secure signatures.

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