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Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Verdict in Lima Daycare Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today Nekosha T. James-Mitchell of Lima has been found guilty on 13 felony counts involving two Lima state-funded daycare operations she owned and operated. An Allen County jury reached the verdict Monday night after a five day trial.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Fugitive Safe Surrender Events

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that two Fugitive Safe Surrender programs will be conducted simultaneously in Columbiana and Trumbull counties at the end of July.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Arrest of Sexual Predator on New Child Pornography Charges

The arrest happened in Portage County this afternoon after agents with the Attorney General's Crimes Against Children Task Force said they found evidence the man was downloading and sharing child pornography.


Attorney General DeWine and Ohio Latino Affairs Commission Warn of 'Notario Scams' Following New Immigration Policy Announcement

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission today urged anyone who is interested in pursuing participation in the federal government's deferred action process not to be deceived into paying for expensive assistance in applying. It's not yet clear what fees, if any, will be necessary and the federal government has asked that these requests not be submitted until it creates a process to accept them.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Alan Ray Bridal for Consumer Law Violations

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Alan Ray Bridal and its owner Alan Ray Church for violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. The business did not notify its customers when it closed and left many consumers with unfulfilled orders.
“In what is supposed to be a happy occasion in life, many brides were left without their dresses when Alan Ray Bridal abruptly closed,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This action sends a message that it is unacceptable for any business to close without first fulfilling its obligations to paying consumers.”


Attorney General DeWine Announces Total of 667 Internet Cafes Operating in Ohio; Renews Call for Regulation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office received 667 affidavits from owners of internet cafes. The affidavits were required as part of Am. Sub. H.B. 386 which put a moratorium on any new electronic sweepstakes parlors or internet caf├ęs. All sweepstakes establishments in existence and operating prior to the effective date of the legislation, which was June 11, 2012, were required to complete an affidavit of existence.  The deadline to submit the affidavits to the Attorney General’s Office was July 11, 2012.

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