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Attorney General DeWine, Prosecutor Deters Announce Guilty Pleas for Bid Rigging of Traffic Devices

(CINCINNATI) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced today guilty pleas involving the rigging of bids submitted to the Ohio Department of Transportation for traffic control devices. Quattro Inc. pleaded guilty to two felonies; company sales manager Timothy O'Brien pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors. The pleas are the result of a joint investigation conducted by DeWine's Office, Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

This is the first case in almost three decades involving criminal antitrust charges under the state's antitrust statute, the Valentine Act.

12/18/2012

Attorney General DeWine's School Safety Task Force Releases Guidelines for School Safety and Building Plans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released a copy of the guidelines that his School Safety Task Force created to help Ohio schools comply with the requirements to submit building plans and a school safety plan to his office. 

12/17/2012

Attorney General DeWine Reminds Educators and Law Enforcement About School Safety Trainings

Following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded educators, administrators and law enforcement of the free school safety and law enforcement training opportunities available through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), which is part of the Attorney General’s Office. 

12/17/2012

Statement from Ohio Attorney General DeWine on Connecticut School Shooting and Ohio School Safety Plan Progress

In response to the tragic events today in Connecticut, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement on the progress of Ohio schools in filing school safety plans and floor plans of school buildings  pursuant to requirements in Ohio law:

12/14/2012

WANTED SEX OFFENDER: Ronald Moore

Moore last registered his address in June as being 11444 Salem Hollow Road in Straitsville.

Authorities in Hocking County filed a warrant for his arrest in October after he failed to update his address as required by law. Sexual predators must confirm their address every 90 days for life.

12/14/2012

Attorney General DeWine Awards Grants to Help Prevent "Revolving Door Effect"

"Those who are not getting the help they need can end up in a non-stop cycle of run-ins with law enforcement," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.  "We are awarding these grants in an effort to provide ongoing support for those with mental illnesses and their families."

12/11/2012

Attorney General DeWine Releases 2012 Economic Development Compliance Report

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released his 2012 Report to the General Assembly on Award Recipient Compliance with State Awards for Economic Development. The report, which is required to be submitted by the Attorney General to the General Assembly pursuant to statute, analyzes compliance with the terms of economic development awards for recipients which had performance periods ending in calendar year 2011.

12/13/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Latest Guilty Pleas in Multi-state Telemarketing Ring Case

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that six members of a multi-state telemarketing operation pleaded guilty this week to felonies. Four others pleaded guilty earlier this year. They are among 18 who, according to an indictment in June, operated a criminal enterprise that stole millions of dollars from victims who owned inexpensive, vacant land throughout the U.S.

"We are making progress in this major case that often ended up with senior citizens being the prime victims," said Attorney General DeWine. "We will continue to work with Miami County authorities to prepare the remaining cases for trial."

12/12/2012

Attorney General DeWine Testifies on Ohio’s Juvenile Justice Reform Successes Before U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine testified today before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights hearing about “ending the school to prison pipeline.” DeWine testified about the successes of Ohio’s juvenile justice reforms, known as RECLAIM Ohio, which began in the 1990s when he served as Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor.

12/12/2012

DeWine, 32 Attorneys General Reach a $43 Million Settlement with Pfizer

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he and 32 other Attorneys General reached a $42.9 million Consent Judgment with Pfizer Inc. to resolve allegations that Pfizer Inc. unlawfully promoted its drugs, Zyvox® and Lyrica®. Under the settlement, Ohio will receive $1.5 million.
 
"Consumers need correct information about medicines they are being prescribed," said Attorney General DeWine. "Through this agreement, we are assuring that will be the case when it comes to these products. It's also a reminder to all drug makers that the accurate promotion of their products is critically important."

12/12/2012
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