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11 Defendants Indicted for Cheating at Toledo's New Hollywood Casino

Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, along with the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Attorney General's Office today announce the indictments of 11 defendants charged with cheating at the Hollywood Casino in Toledo.


Ohio Attorney General Releases In-Depth Ohio Sex Trafficking Report

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released a report outlining findings of an Ohio sex trafficking study that centered around 328 self-identified human trafficking victims.


Attorney General DeWine Reiterates Call for Internet Café Regulations as Owners Exploit Loopholes in Ohio Law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reiterated his call for the Ohio General Assembly to adopt regulations on internet cafes and sweepstakes parlors. DeWine expressed his concerns as research and information from the internet café affidavits filed with his office have made it increasingly clear that the business model for most sweepstakes parlors is designed to take advantage of loopholes in Ohio law.


WANTED SEX OFFENDER: Hector Eaton Martinez

In an effort to prevent crimes against children in Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted sex offender who has not registered his address since 2008.


Marion County Man Charged After BCI Raid

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Marion County man is facing several charges after Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) agents raided a home in Claridon Township last month. 



Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public's help in locating a convicted sex offender who is accused of not registering his address for the sixth time. 


Attorney General DeWine Sues Cincinnati Man for Running Craigslist Scam

(CINCINNATI, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit against Kevin L. Hunter of Cincinnati for failing to deliver goods he offered for sale on Craigslist, primarily automobile tires and rims. State and federal databases indicate that victims lost more than $50,000 to Hunter over seven years. The civil lawsuit charges Hunter with violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act.

“It’s bad enough when a consumer ends up paying for shoddy workmanship or products that don’t perform as promised,” said Attorney General DeWine. “But paying for something and getting nothing is outrageous.”


Attorney General DeWine Announces Community Fraud Forum to be Held in Toledo

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the next regional community fraud forum his office is hosting this summer is in Toledo on Aug. 16. The free forum is open to anyone and features special workshops for law enforcement, social workers and other caretakers. Discussion will focus on recent consumer and charitable scams affecting Ohioans, along with patient and Medicaid abuse. 

"By reaching out across the state with these regional fraud forums, we continue to bolster our collaborative efforts to protect Ohio’s families," Attorney General DeWine said.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Water System Seller

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine today sued Larry Foster, doing business as Water’s Edge, DC Water Solution, and Water Pro, for multiple violations of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. Foster allegedly failed to install or improperly installed water purification and softener systems that he sold door-to-door in various Ohio counties.

“Ohio has consumer protection laws and we will enforce them, whether it involves a store purchase or door-to-door sales,” said Attorney General DeWine. “Consumers deserve to get what they pay for.”


State, Ohio Fresh Eggs Settle Violations and Contempt Charges

COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a proposed consent order with Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC (OFE) of 11212 Croton Road in Croton, Ohio.

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