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State Tested Nursing Assistant Virgen Caraballo Pleads Guilty to Patient Abuse

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced that Virgen Caraballo plead guilty today to seven counts of Patient Abuse, felonies of the fourth degree. As part of her plea, Caraballo is required to relinquish her STNA (State Tested Nursing Aid) Certification and cannot work in a facility that is a Medicaid recipient. Sentencing is scheduled for January 9, 2012, at 10:00 am in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.


Ohioans Turned in More Than Nine Tons of Prescription Drugs on Drug Take Back Day

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohioans turned in more than 9 tons of prescription drugs during this past weekend’s Drug Take Back Day events. The 18,672 total pounds turned in was over 4,000 pounds greater that the amount turned in during the fall 2010 Drug Take Back Day.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Launches Bold New "Crimes Against Children Initiative" During National Child Safety and Protection Month

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today unveiled a bold new "Crimes Against Children Initiative," a comprehensive plan to protect Ohio's children from sexual predators.


Justice Stratton and Attorney General DeWine Announce Expanded Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness

On November 16, 2011, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Stratton and Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that the Advisory Committee on Mental Illness and the Courts (ACMIC) will evolve into the Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.


Hilliard Seniors Receive Lesson in Crime Solving at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation

(LONDON, Ohio)—On Monday, 29 seniors from the Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Center in Hilliard traveled to London, Ohio for a tour of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). The seniors were given a first-hand look at the tools, technology, and expertise used by BCI to investigate and solve Ohio’s most difficult crimes and cold cases.


State, Heartland Petroleum Reach Agreement for Temporary Shutdown of Columbus Refinery

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally today announced an agreement has been reached with Heartland Petroleum to temporarily shutdown its Columbus petroleum product refinery until previously court ordered emissions control systems can be installed. A Journal Entry and Order was filed today in Franklin County Environmental Court by Judge Harland Hale ordering the shutdown.


Former Delaware County Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Ethics Laws Violations

Former Delaware County Commissioner Todd Hanks pled guilty today in Delaware County Municipal Court to Ethics Law violations. Bradford Tammaro, of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission, and Paul Nick, Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission, were appointed as Special Prosecutors in the case.


Attorney General Mike DeWine Hails U.S. Supreme Court's Grant of Certiorari in the Health Care Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today hailed the announcement by the United States Supreme Court that it will hear the contitutional challenge to the federal health care act brought by Ohio and 25 other states.


Attorney General DeWine Wins Reinstatement of Toledo Killer’s Murder Conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the murder conviction for Archie Dixon, a Toledo-area killer.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit had set aside conviction, ruling that police had violated Miranda v. Arizona when they obtained a murder confession from Dixon.


Attorney General DeWine Welcomes Recommendation that Doctor's License be Revoked

A hearing examiner today issued a recommendation that the medical license of Dr. James E. Lundeen Sr. be permanently revoked. The hearing examiner found that Lundeen was overprescribing medication to patients at his offices in Portsmouth and Plymouth. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office has been involved in the investigation and represented the Ohio State Medical Board at the license hearing.

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