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Attorney General DeWine Announces AIG $725 Million Settlement Approval, Clearing Way for Ohio Shareholders to Recover Money

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced U.S. District Court Judge Deborah A. Batts has approved a $725 million securities class action settlement against American International Group, Inc (AIG) and certain individual directors and officers, which clears the way for three Ohio pension funds and countless Ohio shareholders to recover money.

1/31/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement with Pharmaceutical Company to Recover Medicaid Funds

Columbus -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with pharmaceutical manufacturer, UCB, Inc., to settle allegations that the company marketed the anti-epileptic drug Keppra® for off-label purposes and caused the Ohio Medicaid program to pay false reimbursement claims.

6/15/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement to Recover Medicaid Funds

(Columbus, OH) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with pharmaceutical manufacturer EMD Serono to settle allegations of causing false or fraudulent claims for Rebif to be submitted to the Medicaid program.

5/19/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufacturing Site in Central Ohio

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.

5/9/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces 25 Arrest Warrants and Seven Search Warrants in Circleville Drug Raid

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Circleville Police Chief Wayne Gray, Pickaway County Sheriff Dwight Radcliff, and Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy C. Wolford announce a drug raid operation that today served 25 arrest warrants and conducted seven search warrants.

2/2/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces $10.75 Million for Ohio as Part of National Abbott Laboratories Medicaid Settlement

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined with 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government to reach a $1.5 billion settlement, the second largest recovery from a pharmaceutical company in a single civil and criminal global resolution agreement, with Abbott Laboratories. In a separate but related settlement, DeWine today joined 44 other states and the District of Columbia in announcing a $100 million settlement with Abbott Laboratories over allegations of illegal off-label marketing of its drug Depakote, marking the largest consumer protection based pharmaceutical settlement ever reached.

5/7/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces $1.4 Million Judgment in Charter School Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a judgment has been entered against an insider of a charter school that overbilled the state for more than $1.4 million. The judgment against Hassina Shabazz was entered in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for the full amount of the overpayment, $1,407,983, plus interest from 2007. Any recovery will go to the Cleveland Metropolitan and other Northeast Ohio school districts.

1/10/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces $1 Million Settlement with Tobacco Maker

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that the state has reached an agreement with Grand River Enterprises Six Nations LTD in which Grand River deposited into a state escrow account $984,185; paid penalties and post-judgment interest of $1,052,000 to the state General Revenue Fund; and paid attorney fees and costs of $82,000 to his office.

10/5/2011

Attorney General DeWine and the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission Announce Guilty Pleas in Nation's Largest Mortgage Fraud Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine, the Attorney General's Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason today announced that five defendants pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud crimes covering more than 500 real estate transactions totaling $50 million, involving $44 million in fraudulent loans, and earning $31 million in profits.

12/21/2011

Attorney General DeWine and the Ohio Missing Persons Unit Ask for Help in Finding Ohio Family of Deceased Florida Man

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Missing Persons Unit ask for help in locating the Ohio family of a deceased Florida man. The man died years ago, but authorities in Florida have reached out to Ohio in a continued effort to locate family members.

1/5/2012
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