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Attorney General, Department of Health, and Drug Free Action Alliance Announce Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

The Attorney General’s Office is partnering with the Ohio Department of Health and the Drug Free Action Alliance to invite southern Ohio’s law enforcement agencies to participate in the newly established Ohio Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. The program will provide approximately 75 drop boxes to collect prescription drugs and three incinerators to destroy them.


Attorney General Mike DeWine Announces $40 Million Settlement for Ohio Medicaid

Under the terms of the settlement, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve allegations that GSK engaged in various illegal schemes related to the marketing and pricing of drugs it manufactures.


Attorney General DeWine, Warren County Prosecutor Fornshell Announce Former Supervisor's Plea of Theft in Office

(LEBANON, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine and Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said that Rebecca L. Green (formerly Butcher), 51, a former Warren County Department of Human Services supervisor, pled guilty today to three counts of Theft in Office and two counts of Tampering with Records.

"We are focused on protecting Ohioans from corruption," said Attorney General DeWine. "By rallying the resources of my office and working with local and federal law enforcement, we will continue to work hard to see that those eligible for care receive it and taxpayer money is not stolen."


Attorney General DeWine, 11 States Settle with US Fidelis for $13 Million in Consumer Restitution

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and 11 other state attorneys general today announced an agreement with US Fidelis, a vehicle service contract dealer that routinely misled consumers before shutting down and filing for bankruptcy in 2010. The agreement, which has been approved by the bankruptcy court, provides $13 million in consumer restitution as well as injunctive relief. This settlement, along with a prior settlement with the service contract obligor Warrantech, creates a $14.1 million Consumer Restitution Fund.

"This was a complex case. We knew that if it continued to drag on among all the intertwined parties, there would be no money left for consumers. We worked hard to negotiate this settlement, which wraps up the case and provides relief for consumers. It also serves as a warning that businesses cannot hide in bankruptcy court. If they fail to fulfill their obligations to consumers, we will go after them," said Attorney General Mike DeWine.


Attorney General DeWine Warns of Traveling Contractors Following Major Storms in Ohio; Offers Tips for Repair and Removal Services

Following the violent weather in Ohio this weekend, Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered a warning to residents to beware of traveling contractors who try to take advantage of homeowners in need of assistance.


Attorney General DeWine Urges Ohioans to Check Computers for Possible Infection from International Fraud Scheme

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans that if their computers are infected with a certain kind of malware, they may not be able to connect to the Internet as of July 9, 2012. Temporary servers, set up to give those with computers infected in an international "click-fraud" scheme time to repair their systems, are scheduled to be turned off on Monday.

"These servers have been running for several months but are set to shut down soon," said Attorney General DeWine. "Please check your computer to see if you were affected by this international scam."


Attorney General DeWine Urges All Schools to Submit Safety Plans

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today at the 2012 Ohio Safe Schools Summit called on all schools to meet the state law requirement that directs them to file a copy of both floor plans and safety plans with the Attorney General's Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

"The great majority of Ohio schools have filed their plans with us, but for more than 150 school buildings we have not received anything," said Attorney General DeWine. "We hope that we will never experience school violence and we must do all we can to prevent it. Having these plans in place and ready to be accessed by local law enforcement is an important part of our efforts to protect children."


Attorney General DeWine Announces Two More Telemarketing Scammers in Custody; Two Remain At Large

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that two more members of a multi-state telemarketing ring, including its alleged ringleader, have been taken into custody by authorities in Ohio and Florida. Only two of the 18 indicted suspects remain at large.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Start of Funds Availability for Approved Demolition Grant Recipients

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that grant funds for the demolition of abandoned houses through the Moving Ohio Forward Program are now available for approved grant recipients. After applications or requests for extensions were received from all 88 Ohio counties, the initial grant contracts were sent to approved counties starting today.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Ohio, Other Pension Funds Will Seek Lead Plaintiff Status in JPMorgan Chase Shareholder Suit

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he has filed a motion for Ohio state pension funds to join certain other funds in leading a class of investors in a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. The news comes as the bank announced that losses related to its “London Whale” trading scandal have already totaled at least $5.8 billion.

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