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Statement by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Regarding Bath Salts and the Signing of HB 64

"I applaud Governor Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly on today's signing of House Bill 64 which will help protect Ohio families by making bath salts and other designer drugs illegal.


State Tested Nursing Assistant Virgen Caraballo Pleads Guilty to Patient Abuse

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced that Virgen Caraballo plead guilty today to seven counts of Patient Abuse, felonies of the fourth degree. As part of her plea, Caraballo is required to relinquish her STNA (State Tested Nursing Aid) Certification and cannot work in a facility that is a Medicaid recipient. Sentencing is scheduled for January 9, 2012, at 10:00 am in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.


State of Ohio Reaches Settlements with CSX Transportation and Arcadis for Violating Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Laws

In proposed consent orders with Ohio EPA and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT) of Jacksonville, Florida, will pay a civil penalty of $200,000, and Arcadis U.S. Inc. of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, will pay a civil penalty of $60,000 for causing water pollution and a public nuisance in Ohio. CSXT also will pay an additional $150,000 to be placed in Ohio’s Surface Water Improvement Fund. 


Scioto County Drug Take Back Day Nets Hundreds of Pounds of Prescription Drugs

Members of the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations joined representatives from Kroger, Cardinal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, the Portsmouth Police Department, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s office to collect the medications Saturday.


Scammers Exploit Relay System for the Hearing Impaired

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that scam artists are using the relay system for the hearing impaired to target Ohio consumers and small businesses.


Wanted Sex Offender: Rodney Scott Miller Jr.

(IRONTON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public's assistance in locating a convicted sex offender wanted on an outstanding warrant in Lawrence County.


Remembering President Reagan on His 100th Birthday

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of our 40th president, Ronald Reagan, whose wit and wisdom have inspired countless Americans.


Program to Collect Repayments from Unemployment Compensation Fraud

Today, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced they will be cracking down on Ohioans who fraudulently receive unemployment benefits by withholding the federal income tax refunds of those who fail to repay what they owe.


Owners of Pain Clinics in Dayton and Scioto County Indicted for Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs

The indictment alleges that from November 2009 until November 2010 Callihan, who has no formal medical training, served as the primary owner and controlled the day-to-day operations of the clinics. Stegawski, who received a medical degree from Warsaw Medical School in Warsaw, Poland in 1977 allegedly represented himself as a chronic pain management doctor at Eastside Medical Specialist, Lucasville Medical Specialist and at an unnamed clinic located in Southpoint, Ohio.


Ohioans: Watch for Tax Identity Theft

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to watch for signs of tax identity theft after receiving dozens of complaints involving potential tax fraud.

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