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Attorney General DeWine Warns Ohioans of Traveling Scam Artists

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today is warning Ohioans to watch for traveling scam artists offering roof repair, driveway paving and sealing, and tree trimming.


Attorney General DeWine, 36 Attorneys General Reach $181 Million Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company

In the largest multi-state consumer protection settlement with a pharmaceutical company, Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he and 36 other attorneys general reached a record $181 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Attorney General DeWine alleges that Janssen improperly marketed the antipsychotic drugs Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-Tab, and Invega.


Attorney General DeWine Joins in Securing $69 Million Agreement with Three Major U.S. Publishers over E-Book Price-Fixing Allegations

Attorney General Mike DeWine along with 54 attorneys general in other states and U.S. territories announced on Aug. 29 that they have reached an antitrust settlement with three of the largest book publishers in the United States. Hachette Book Group (USA), HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C., and Simon & Schuster Inc. have agreed to pay a total of more than $69 million to consumers to resolve antitrust claims of an alleged unlawful conspiracy to fix the prices of electronic books (E-books). Approximately $2 million of the settlement will be allotted to Ohio consumers. The publishers have also agreed to change the way they price E-books going forward.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Pleas of Man Who Stole from Storm Victims

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Joshua Salyers pleaded guilty today to nine counts of Theft from victims in Ohio and Kentucky who had suffered storm damage to their homes. Salyers, 39, of Butler County, Ohio, stole more than $43,000 from at least nine victims. The guilty pleas follow a joint investigation by the Attorney General's Economic Crimes Division, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, and the Jackson Township Police Department in Stark County, Ohio, in collaboration with Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.



Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public's help in locating a convicted sex offender who allegedly falsified his registration by providing an incorrect address.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Homeless Youth and Aged-Out Victim of Crime Grants

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced two youth service organizations will be sharing nearly $430,000 in grant funding to help the young homeless population.


Attorney General DeWine Lauds Moving Ohio Forward Demolitions Around Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today thanked local communities throughout the state that are beginning to take advantage of Moving Ohio Forward grants to demolish abandoned homes. DeWine gave his remarks at the demolition of one such property in Youngstown, where he was joined by Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone.


WANTED SEX OFFENDER: Michael Francis Kelly

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for help from the public to locate a wanted sex offender who has stopped following his registration requirements.


Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Workers' Compensation Announce Convictions of Husband and Wife

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation  Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today the convictions of a husband and wife who worked together to defraud the state of nearly $175,000.


Ohio Attorney General Announces Discovery of Marijuana Grow With Possible Connection to Mexican Drug Cartel

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced this afternoon the discovery of a major marijuana grow site in Pike County with suspected ties to a Mexican drug cartel.

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