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Ohio and New Mexico Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and New Mexico Department of Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Gorden E. Eden, Jr. have signed an agreement that permits reciprocity between their states for citizens who have valid concealed carry permits.


DeWine Joins 53 Other Attorneys General in Fight Against Robo-Calls to Cell Phones

Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined 53 other attorneys general in a letter to Congress asking it to oppose legislation targeting consumers' telephone privacy.  The "Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011" [H.R. 3035] would amend the Communications Act of 1934 and allow for robo-calling to all cell phones, leaving consumers to foot the bill, DeWine said. For example, debt collectors and other businesses could place automated "informational" calls to cell phones, which would have an impact on those who pay by the minute or have a limited number of minutes available.


Attorney General Mike DeWine Files Civil RICO Action Against Trustees and Bingo Workers of former Mansfield All Sports Booster Club

 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that his office filed a civil RICO action in Richland County Common Pleas Court, alleging a number of claims including money laundering, theft, and racketeering against the trustees of the former Mansfield All Sports Booster Club and conspiring bingo workers.  The suit alleges that the defendants’ actions resulted in the theft of charitable assets from at least seven Richland County charities. 


Attorney General DeWine, Chancellor Petro Make Legal Templates Available to Ohio Universities

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro announced today that four legal templates for contracts have been developed for use by Ohio's colleges and universities when partnering with private industry on research and commercial projects.


Attorney General DeWine Unveils Online Charitable Search Tool to Help Ohioans Make Smart Donations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans today to be smart when making  holiday charitable donations and also unveiled a new tool to aid in those efforts: an online search of registered charities in good standing with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Used Car Seller for Consumer Law Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Columbus-based Golden Rod Auto, Golden Rod Wholesale, and the businesses’ owner for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law, including failure to deliver and violating a previous agreement with the Attorney General.


Attorney General DeWine Recommends New Policy for Submission of Sexual Assault Kits, Unveils New Plan to Process Kits

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit Commission has unanimously approved a new recommended submission policy for sexual assault kits in Ohio.


Attorney General DeWine Praises Medical Board’s Revocation of Lundeen’s License

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine praised today’s vote by the Ohio State Medical Board to permanently revoke the medical license of James E. Lundeen Sr. The board’s vote follows the recommendation of a hearing examiner who found last month that Lundeen was overprescribing medication to patients at his offices in Portsmouth and Plymouth. The Attorney General's Office has been involved in the investigation and represented the Ohio State Medical Board at the license hearing.


Attorney General DeWine Issues Compliance Report on State Awards for Economic Development

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today submitted an annual report to the Ohio General Assembly regarding business entities that were granted economic development awards from the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) with performance periods ending in 2010 detailing the extent those entities complied with the terms and conditions of the awards they received.


Attorney General DeWine Hosts Summit to Focus on Health and Safety of Foster Children

Attorney General Mike DeWine today called for a complete review of the foster care system in Ohio. DeWine’s call for action was made at a Child Safety Summit he hosted in Cincinnati.

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