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Attorney General DeWine Praises Creation of Human Trafficking Task Force

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine praised today's signing by Gov. John Kasich of an executive order creating the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force to combat human trafficking in the state.


Attorney General DeWine Offering Cyberbullying 101 Prevention Classes

“Bullying is hurtful and can be extremely harmful to victims,” said Attorney General DeWine. “We continue to see and hear reports about bullying. These workshops are another way we are working to protect Ohio’s families.”


Attorney General DeWine Files Complaint Against The Bank of New York Mellon for Deceptive Foreign Currency Exchange Practices

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit against The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNY Mellon”) for breach of contract, fraud, violations of the Ohio Deceptive Trade Practices Act and unjust enrichment on behalf of Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) and School Employees Retirement System (SERS).


Attorney General DeWine Files Antitrust Complaint Against Two Rock Salt Producers

Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that he has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Cargill, Inc. and Morton Salt, Inc. alleging actions that resulted in above-market prices being paid by the Ohio Department of Transportation and other government entities around the State for rock salt, used to make wintry roads safer for travelers.


Attorney General DeWine Cites Progress in Prescription Drug Abuse Battle During National Poison Prevention Week

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine promised to push forward with the fight against prescription drug abuse as National Poison Prevention Week began.  National Poison Prevention Week runs from March 19-23.


Attorney General DeWine Certifies Petition for Legislative Redistricting Amendment

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today certified the petition for the proposed legislative redistricting amendment to the Ohio Constitution.

On March 19, 2012, the Ohio Attorney General's Office received a written petition to add and repeal language to the Ohio Constitution from the committee to represent the petitioners. The submission was certified today as containing both the necessary 1,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio voters and a "fair and truthful" summary of the proposed amendment.


Attorney General DeWine Applauds Signing of Cyber Fraud, Blue Alert Laws

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today applauded the signing of two key legislative initiatives. Governor Kasich signed SB 223 and SB 258 at Statehouse ceremony this morning.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing in Theft from Nursing Center Residents

(ATHENS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Janet Root, 35, was sentenced this week in connection with her theft of patient funds at the Arcadia Nursing Center in Coolville, Ohio. Root was sentenced in Athens County Common Pleas Court to five years of community control and ordered to pay $31,471 in restitution. She also received a nine-year suspended sentence. Root, a business manager at Arcadia Nursing Center, pled guilty last November to four counts of Theft from the Elderly, fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of Forgery, fourth-degree felonies.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Conviction in Medicaid Billing Fraud

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said that Alicia K. Mahone, of Cleveland, was convicted on Wednesday for billing for home health care not provided in the amount of $20,000. Mahone regularly submitted bills, from April to December 2010, to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services claiming to have provided 35 hours of patient care to a Medicaid recipient, while only having provided 15 hours.


Attorney General DeWine and Bowling Green State University Announce Partnership for New BCI Lab on BGSU Campus

As part of the FY13-14 Capital Appropriations Bill, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office is pleased that Governor Kasich has recommended that his office receive $11.9 million to build a state-of-the-art crime lab and investigations facility for the Bowling Green Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to be located on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

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