Boobies Rock! founder sentenced to extra jail time

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An example of the products being sold by "Boobies Rock!" The Colorado Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the charitable organization's owner in July 2013, accusing the company of misleading donors. (Photo: Facebook)

An example of the products being sold by "Boobies Rock!" The Colorado Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the charitable organization's owner in July 2013, accusing the company of misleading donors. (Photo: Facebook)

DENVER —  Adam Cole Shryock, founder of “Boobies Rock!” and “Say No 2 Cancer,” received a sentence after being found in contempt of court last year in January from a court order in July 2013.

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On Friday, Judge Shelley Gilman found “overwhelming” evidence that he violated the same July 2013 court order and will receive an addition six months, according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Law.

“Adam Shryock is now a repeat charity-fraud offender, which is why it is fitting that he received the maximum penalty for thumbing his nose at the court and continuing to commit charitable fraud,” said Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.

Judge Gilman found that Shryock was behind a 2014 fundraiser, similar to his past events, in which promotional models were hired to sell merchandise at bars and tailgates and a portion of the proceeds were supposed to go to cancer charities, the statement said.

“Mr. Shryock victimized both the young women who believed they were raising money for charity and the charities themselves by using their names without permission,” explained Coffman.

The statement said, Shryock claimed to being involved only as a consultant to the woman, but the judge found evidence that proved he was heavily responsible for the event’s day-to-day operations.

The women models for Shryock were said to be representing legitimate cancer charities Cancer Care and Stupid Cancer.

A representative for Stupid Cancer, testified Friday that Shryock did not have authority to raise money on his behalf nor did he receive any donations, according to the statement.

The violation of 2013 restrained Shryock from advertising or selling of merchandise or collecting any money on behalf of himself or any other organization, where funds are being raised for charitable causes.

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Now he is additionally prohibited from operating, or founding any charitable organization, making charitable solicitations on behalf of any charity and from using any trade names to make these solicitations, the statement said.

Coloradans are reminded that before making any donations, they should research the organization.

Any fraudulent activity should be reported by clicking StopFraudColorado.gov or calling 1-800-222-4444.

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