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Northeast Ohio Foreclosure Rescue Company Sued for Consumer Law Violations

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against foreclosure rescue company Diversified Real Estate Consultants LLC (DREC), its affiliates, and its owner for multiple violations of Ohio consumer laws.


Wanted Sex Offender: Donald LeMoine

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a convicted sex offender wanted on an outstanding warrant in Lucas County.


Domestic Violence is Target of ‘Cut It Out’ Training for Salon Professionals

Salon professionals throughout Ohio are being trained to help prevent domestic violence and assist victims through the free “Cut It Out” training offered by the Crime Victim Section of the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Board of Cosmetology.


DeWine Testifies in Washington About Fannie Mae and its Former Executives Sticking Taxpayers with Their Legal Bills

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine testified today before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee regarding the astronomical amount of U.S. taxpayer dollars going to pay for attorney fees to defend Fannie Mae and its former executives. At least $132 million has been spent by taxpayers on legal fees in the case so far, and the tab keeps rising.


DeWine Takes Oath of Office

COLUMBUS – Mike DeWine, surrounded by family and friends in front of the Lincoln at Vicksburg Memorial in the historic Ohio Statehouse Rotunda, took the oath of office as Ohio's Attorney General. His eldest son Pat, a Judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, administered the oath, as his wife, Fran, held the Bible. Thomas M. Rose, Judge for the United States District Court of Southern Ohio, and DeWine's former law partner, also presided.


DeWine Supports Creation of 'Whistleblower Protection Law' for Ohio

Columbus – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced his support of a state False Claims Act (FCA) being introduced by state Senators Jim Hughes (R-Columbus) and Scott Oelslager (R- North Canton). Often known as a "whistleblower protection law," the proposed legislation would encourage those with knowledge of fraud involving Ohio funds to come forward.


DeWine Reminds Families to Watch Out For Grandparent Phone Scams

As Grandparents Day approaches, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine again warned grandparents and families to watch for the telephone “Grandparent Scam.” Scam artists call grandparents impersonating their grandchildren, claim to be in trouble, and ask them to send money immediately.


DeWine Pledges Fast Start for BCI Security and Safety Services for Casino Control Commission

Today, the Ohio Casino Control Commission voted to have the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) provide security and safety services to casinos in Cleveland and Toledo.


DeWine Joins Prevent Blindness Ohio, Ohio Optical Dispensers Board To Stop Dangerous Sales of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine along with Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board are warning consumers about the dangers of over-the-counter sales of decorative contact lenses during this Halloween season. According to the Optical Dispensers Board, the number of consumer complaints filed regarding the illegal sale of cosmetic contact lenses and the number of resulting cease and desist orders issued to violating businesses have shown a steady increase after a period of decline, especially during the Halloween season.


DeWine Joins Attorneys General in Urging Hollywood to End Smoking in Youth-Rated Films

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined Attorneys General from 37 states and territories in calling for the end of smoking being depicted in youth-rated films. The request was made in a letter sent to the chairmen and CEOs of ten major motion picture studios.

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