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Attorney General DeWine Announces Work-at-Home Settlement, Warns of Job Scams

(Columbus, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a settlement with Akron-based companies NSA Technologies LLC and Home Job Placement and their owners, Mark W. Jenney, Victor J. Bierman III, and Vincent E. Fisher, to resolve allegations that they violated consumer law when offering work-at-home programs online. Under the agreement, they will pay more than $35,000 to affected consumers.

4/29/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces U.S. Navy Veterans Association Fugitive Bobby Thompson is arrested

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott announced at a press conference in Cleveland today that long-time fugitive Bobby Thompson has been arrested in Portland, Oregon.   A tip led investigators to his location, where he has been under surveillance for the past week. He surrendered when approached at his home in Portland last night.

"We are relieved Bobby Thompson is now in federal custody after a nationwide manhunt and years of work within the Attorney General's Office to track him down," said Attorney General DeWine. "We believe he stole between $1.5 and $2 million, which came from generous people in our state who thought they were helping U.S. Navy veterans."

5/1/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Two More Telemarketing Scammers in Custody; Two Remain At Large

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that two more members of a multi-state telemarketing ring, including its alleged ringleader, have been taken into custody by authorities in Ohio and Florida. Only two of the 18 indicted suspects remain at large.

7/9/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Support for Blue Alert Legislation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced his support for legislation which would create a statewide Blue Alert system in Ohio to assist in cases where law enforcement have been injured or killed in the line of duty. Attorney General DeWine was joined at a news conference announcing the legislation by bill sponsor, State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville), and State Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), whose son was a Cleveland Heights Police Officer who died in the line of duty in 2010.

11/21/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Statewide Drug Take Back Day Total

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohioans disposed of several tons of outdated or unwanted prescription drugs during last weekend's National Drug Take Back Day.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office partnered with members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local and state law enforcement officers to collect the unneeded pills at dozens of drop off sites across the state on Saturday, April 28, 2012. 

5/2/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Start of Funds Availability for Approved Demolition Grant Recipients

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that grant funds for the demolition of abandoned houses through the Moving Ohio Forward Program are now available for approved grant recipients. After applications or requests for extensions were received from all 88 Ohio counties, the initial grant contracts were sent to approved counties starting today.

7/10/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Stark County Woman will be Sentenced for Craigslist Ticket Scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced Kathleen Kinsella of Stark County will be sentenced December 21, after pleading guilty to theft involving a ticket scam on craigslist. In Stark County Common Pleas Court, Kinsella admitted to stealing $5,499 from multiple victims from December 2009 through May 2011.

11/29/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Staff Changes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Kristin Strobel has been promoted to Director of Policy and Legislation for the Office of the Attorney General.

4/11/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement With Skechers to Pay Up to $45 Million Over Deceptive Advertising of Shoes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined the Federal Trade Commission, 43 states, and the District of Columbia in announcing a settlement with Skechers USA, Inc. to resolve claims that Skechers overstated weight-loss benefits in advertisements for its rocker-bottom athletic shoes, including Shape-ups, Tone-ups, and the Skechers Resistance Runner.

5/16/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement with Chee Chee Rose Ministries to End Bingo Operations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that his office has reached a settlement with Chee Chee Rose Ministries of Middletown to end its bingo operations.

12/9/2011
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