Deputy DA lands job with Colo. attorney general |

Deputy DA lands job with Colo. attorney general

Kelli Rollin

The 9th District Attorney’s Office will lose another person to the Front Range.

Jason Slothouber, deputy district attorney, is moving to Denver to work in the Colorado attorney general’s financial fraud unit.

In April, DA Sherry Caloia lost Assistant District Attorney Scott Turner to the AG’s office, as well. Turner is the boss of Slothouber’s future boss.

Slothouber said he developed an interest in white-collar crime after working on some cases in Glenwood Springs.

A case concerning Robin McMillan, a county employee who pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the assessor’s office, was what flipped Slothouber’s light switch.

“It made me realize that I found that area of law particularly interesting and challenging,” Slothouber said.

After viewing the job opening at the attorney general’s office and applying only a month ago, the South Dakota native said the process was faster than expected.

“The rest, as they say, is history,” he said, noting his excitement for working with fraud crimes.

“It’s an area of crime I feel requires extended effort from prosecutors,” he said.

Slothouber said fraud crimes pose “unique challenges” to society because the whole community is affected. He said businesses and people pour money into combating fraud.

Caloia said she’s sad to see Slothouber go, but she couldn’t compete with the attorney general’s job offer. She said he’s getting almost a 20 percent pay increase, something she can’t match.

“Salaries are always an issue for me,” Caloia said.

She said “taken a liking to” financial crimes, which she was able to witness. Caloia said she wishes Slothouber the best in Denver.

Though he has close friends in Denver, Slothouber worked in Glenwood for three years and said the move is “bittersweet.”

His last day in Glenwood is Friday, Aug. 14. He starts his new job Sept. 8.

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