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State Agents Arrest Man on Child Rape Allegation

Stephen Bush, 63, of Gallipolis is currently in the Gallia County Jail.  He was arrested on one charge of rape. 


Attorney General DeWine Announces Action Against Utah Businesses in Business Opportunity Sweep

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against three Utah-based companies that sold an online work-from-home program to Ohio consumers. The lawsuit charges the companies with violating state and federal law. The action is part of a nationwide enforcement sweep led by the Federal Trade Commission.
"In joining with the FTC and other states in these actions we can help protect against these scams and alert citizens to this issue," said Attorney General DeWine. "Consumers need to be very careful before entering into a business opportunity plan. In this case, the businesses were marketing to Ohio consumers but they weren't following Ohio law."


Attorney General DeWine and 37 Attorneys General Reach $90 Million Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, Avandia®. Ohio is expected to receive $3 million.

The Attorneys General allege that GlaxoSmithKline engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by misrepresenting to physicians and prescribers Avandia's cardiovascular risks and safety profile.


Attorney General DeWine Announces New Efforts to Fight Synthetic Drugs

Attorney General DeWine Announces New Efforts Today Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is intensifying his efforts to fight the abuse and sale of synthetic drugs such as bath salts and herbal incense. to Fight Synthetic Drugs


Attorney General DeWine Unveils New Prescription Drug Drop Box

Today Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Delhi Township Police Chief James Howarth to unveil one of the first new prescription drug drop boxes now in use in southern Ohio.


Attorney General DeWine Rejects Petition Submitted by Ohioans for Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution submitted by the committee Ohioans for Ohio.


Attorney General DeWine Seeks Consumer Restitution from Out-of-State Foreclosure Rescue Operation

(CINCINNATI) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Ryan Zimmerman, Consumer Advocates Group Experts, LLC, and Advocates for Consumer Affairs Experts, LLC for violations of Ohio's consumer laws, including failure to deliver and failure to provide refunds for home loan modification assistance. DeWine seeks consumer restitution, injunctive relief, and civil penalties.
"In these difficult economic times, it is reprehensible for a company to target struggling consumers, take their money, and provide no assistance," DeWine said. "My office won't stand by and allow companies like these to prey on vulnerable Ohioans by promising help and delivering nothing."


Attorney General DeWine Announces Conclusion of Investigation into Complaint Against Wilberforce Trustees

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that his office's Charitable Law Section has completed an investigation after a group called the Concerned Citizens of Greene County made complaints against Wilberforce University. The CCGC alleged that the University's Board of Trustees violated their fiduciary duties.

"After a year-long investigation related to the complaints against Wilberforce trustees, our Charitable Law Section found no violations of fiduciary duties or applicable charitable trust laws," said Attorney General DeWine. "The investigation is now concluded."


DeWine, 45 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Reenact Federal Human Trafficking Law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined Attorneys General from 41 States and 4 Territories in urging Congress to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) by the end of the year. The request was made in a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and other the leaders of the House and Senate.



Larry Carlton, 29, was convicted of Gross Sexual Imposition in 2002.  The offense happened in Toledo where his victim was a juvenile female.  Carlton is required to register his address with authorities once a year for at least twenty years.

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