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Attorney General DeWine Announces will be Turned Over to Veterans Affairs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that will be turned over to the Department of Veterans Affairs and $2.5 million will be paid to several states as part of a consumer protection settlement with 20 state Attorneys General. The bipartisan multistate enforcement action is a result of the ongoing investigations of the recruiting and deceptive business practices of some proprietary colleges by state Attorneys General.
“Our military veterans deserve our thanks and protection,” said Attorney General DeWine. “They don’t deserve to be misled, especially when researching benefits that they earned through their important service.”


Attorney General DeWine Announces Fugitive Safe Surrender Events

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that two Fugitive Safe Surrender programs will be conducted simultaneously in Columbiana and Trumbull counties at the end of July.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Fugitive Safe Surrender Event in Richland County

(MANSFIELD, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Fugitive Safe Surrender program will expand to Richland County this October. DeWine made his announcement at Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield, where the event will be held from October 5th through 8th.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Formation of Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Members of the task force began investigating the Chillicothe residents when a woman reported to authorities that the suspects brought her to Columbus under false pretenses and forced her to have sex with more than a dozen men over a period of several days.  


Attorney General DeWine Announces Foreclosure Rescue Actions

Actions taken against American Equity Group and American Residential Law Group.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Debt Collection Program for Local Governments

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new program to help local governments collect debt owed to them. The Local Government Collections Services Program will allow the Attorney General to collect debt on behalf of local governments.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Dayton-Area Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson today announced that Dr. Han M. Yang has been sentenced to three years in prison for crimes related to running two “pill mills” in Dayton and New Carlisle.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Court's Decision in Doctor's License Revocation

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the permanent revocation of Douglas B. Karel's Ohio medical license was affirmed Friday by Judge Richard Sheward of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. The State Medical Board approved in July of last year a hearing officer's proposed order that Karel's license should be revoked because of his "conduct in repeatedly making large amounts of narcotics and other controlled substances available to patients with relatively little examination or scrutiny…."


Attorney General DeWine Announces Conviction of Nursing Supervisor

Kathy Schwaben pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one count of Attempted Patient Neglect. 


Attorney General DeWine Announces Conviction in Medicaid Billing Fraud

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said that Alicia K. Mahone, of Cleveland, was convicted on Wednesday for billing for home health care not provided in the amount of $20,000. Mahone regularly submitted bills, from April to December 2010, to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services claiming to have provided 35 hours of patient care to a Medicaid recipient, while only having provided 15 hours.

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