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Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement Over Hollywood Video Debt Collection

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today along with 49 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia announced a settlement to resolve allegations of unfair debt collection practices for Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery customer accounts.

5/5/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement Agreement with Professional Solicitor Company InfoCision

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today an Assurance of Discontinuance agreement with Akron-based InfoCision Management Corporation regarding its professional solicitation services on behalf of various charitable organizations.

"Charitable contributions are vital to our communities, and donors must be confident their funds are properly and honestly solicited," said Attorney General DeWine.

4/20/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing of Second Tree Trimming Scammer

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Christopher Gibbs, the second of three individuals charged in a tree-trimming scam that targeted the elderly in Greene, Franklin, Butler, and Montgomery counties, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $32,940. The case represents a collaboration among the Attorney General's Office, the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, and other law enforcement agencies.

1/25/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing in Theft from Nursing Center Residents

(ATHENS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Janet Root, 35, was sentenced this week in connection with her theft of patient funds at the Arcadia Nursing Center in Coolville, Ohio. Root was sentenced in Athens County Common Pleas Court to five years of community control and ordered to pay $31,471 in restitution. She also received a nine-year suspended sentence. Root, a business manager at Arcadia Nursing Center, pled guilty last November to four counts of Theft from the Elderly, fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of Forgery, fourth-degree felonies.

3/7/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing in Medicaid Kickback Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ayana Parks, of Columbus, was sentenced on Dec. 16 to five years of community control and ordered to repay $7,500 in restitution to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in a fraud case that involved kickbacks from her to a Medicaid recipient. She would bill for services never performed, then kick back to the Medicaid recipient some of the money received to pay for the phantom services.

12/20/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing in Medicaid Fraud Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Yvonne Alexander was sentenced to 18 months in prison for Medicaid fraud in the theft of $53,000 in benefit income from a resident of Graceworks Lutheran Services group home, which serves developmentally disabled individuals.

11/30/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing in Medicaid Billing Fraud Case

(Columbus, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Cleveland woman must pay more than $20,000 in restitution to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) for her role in a fraudulent home health care billing case.

4/26/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing for Illegal Storage of Scrap Tires

(TOLEDO, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Jeremy Goldthwaite, 31, of Toledo, in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of Illegal Storage of Scrap Tires. Lucas County Common Pleas Judge James D. Jensen sentenced him to pay a $10,000 fine and to serve five years of community control. Goldthwaite is also required to complete 150 hours of community service and pay $2,500 to the Ohio Scrap Tire Management Fund within two years.

4/24/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Record-Setting Work of Office’s Health Care Fraud Section

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine praised his office's Health Care Fraud Section for a record-setting recovery of $103,768,000 for the state fiscal year that ended in June.

7/22/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Public Records Mediation Program

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the start of a mediation program to resolve disputes between local governments and persons requesting public records. The Ohio Attorney General’s Public Records Mediation Program will be available to governments and requestors staring today.

6/20/2012
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