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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

Attorney General DeWine Reminds Students to Enter the 2012 Take Action Video Contest

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded high school students that the deadline to enter the 2012 Take Action High School Video Contest is Friday. The contest, announced in September, is a chance for students to inform their peers about consumer scams and to win scholarship funds.

"This is a great opportunity for Ohio's high school students to use their creativity to help us educate consumers of all ages," Attorney General DeWine said. "I encourage students across the state to enter this annual contest."

12/11/2012

Attorney General DeWine Asking for Assistance from Businesses Along Pursuit Route

Agents with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have collected several surveillance videos from businesses located along the chase route, and they are hoping to find more.

12/10/2012

Attorney General DeWine Releases Report on Ohio Child Welfare System; Announces Formation of New Foster Care Advisory Group

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released a report outlining several  issues surrounding Ohio's child welfare system, specifically the state's foster care system.

12/10/2012

Attorney General Mike DeWine Asks for Public’s Help in Cleveland Shooting Investigation

Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public’s help with any information regarding the November 29th Cleveland shooting incident involving 13 Cleveland police officers.  Two people died.  

12/7/2012

Attorney General DeWine Urges Ohioans to be Careful When Responding to Year-end Charitable Appeals

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today urged Ohioans to exercise caution when responding to requests from charitable groups for donations before the end of the year. While most of these will be legitimate, unfortunately there are always some unscrupulous operators who may try to take advantage of Ohioans' generosity.

"I encourage Ohioans to be generous in giving to charities of their ch

12/7/2012
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