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'Grandparent Scams' Target Ohioans, Attorney General DeWine Warns

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned today that grandparents across the state are losing money to scam artists posing as grandchildren.


Garfield Heights Officer, Northeast Ohio Sex Trafficking Task Force Earn Awards at 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference

A retired Garfield Heights Police Officer and a Northeast Ohio Sex Trafficking Task Force received awards today at the 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference.


Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in Richland County is One Month Away

In less than one month the Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield will be transformed into a courthouse as part of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program.


Fugitive Safe Surrender Begins in Richland County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was onsite today as Fugitive Safe Surrender Richland County began in Mansfield. The event is taking place at the Oasis of Love Church, 190 Chester Ave., from October 5th through 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Reports Nearly A Million Dollars Discovered in Storage Area Used by Bobby Thompson

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine tonight announced that more than $981,650 was uncovered in one of two suitcases found by agents from the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), along with members of the U.S. Marshals Service, following the execution of search warrants today in Portland, Ore., of a storage closet used by long-time fugitive Bobby Thompson.


Former Delaware County Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Ethics Laws Violations

Former Delaware County Commissioner Todd Hanks pled guilty today in Delaware County Municipal Court to Ethics Law violations. Bradford Tammaro, of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission, and Paul Nick, Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission, were appointed as Special Prosecutors in the case.


Flood Victims at Risk for Fraud, Attorney General DeWine Warns

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — In the wake of Monday's flooding, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of unscrupulous home improvement contractors attempting to take advantage of flood victims.


U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Miranda Protections for Prisoners

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Sixth Circuit decision expanding Miranda rights for prisoners.  Attorney General Mike DeWine participated in the case, filing an amicus brief in support of the State of Michigan.


State, Marietta Company Settle Hazardous Waste Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order with Eramet Marietta Inc. (16705 SR 7 South, Marietta). The order resolves violations of Ohio’s hazardous waste laws, including the company’s inadequate response to a previous release of a hazardous waste chromium solution at the facility.


Ohio Attorney General and Associations Team Up to Promote Proper Disposing of Prescription Drugs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Outdoor Advertising Association of Ohio today announced this year's first National Take Back Drug Day on April 28, 2012. In addition the Attorney General announced a campaign with several statewide associations to distribute posters to their members to help remind Ohioans how to report prescription drug abusers.

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