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Attorney General DeWine Asks Ohioans to Register for Blue Alerts

Similar to an AMBER Alert, which notifies the public of a kidnapped child, a Blue Alert will rapidly broadcast information to the public advising them of an at-large suspect who has killed, seriously injured, or kidnapped an Ohio peace officer. 


Attorney General DeWine Asks Ohioans to Join in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Attorney General Mike DeWine recognized Human Trafficking Awareness Day today by calling on Ohioans to report any information they might have about human trafficking to BCI by calling 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446).


Attorney General DeWine Asks for Public's Help to Identify Suspect in Morgan County Burglary Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a Morgan County burglary case. The Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is assisting the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office in the case, where the suspect has been caught on videotape.


Attorney General DeWine Asks for Help in Finding Suspected Killer Wanted for Murdering Mahoning County Victim This Morning

Attorney General Mike DeWine and Canfield Police Chief Charles Colucci are asking for help in finding suspected killer Robert P. McLaughlin, who is wanted for aggravated murder in the shooting death of 40 year-old Stacey L. Sutera in Canfield (Mahoning County) this morning.


Attorney General DeWine Applauds Signing of Cyber Fraud, Blue Alert Laws

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today applauded the signing of two key legislative initiatives. Governor Kasich signed SB 223 and SB 258 at Statehouse ceremony this morning.


Attorney General DeWine Applauds New DNA Law

Senate Bill 268 closes several gaps left open by Senate Bill 77, which went into effect last year.  Senate Bill 77 allowed for DNA collection only from those who had been arrested for a felony crime.  The new law now allows specimen collection from anyone who is indicted by a grand jury or summoned into court on felony charges.


Attorney General DeWine Appeals Stay of Lorraine Execution to U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today appealed the stay of the execution of convicted murderer Charles Lorraine to the United States Supreme Court.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Work-at-Home Settlement, Warns of Job Scams

(Columbus, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a settlement with Akron-based companies NSA Technologies LLC and Home Job Placement and their owners, Mark W. Jenney, Victor J. Bierman III, and Vincent E. Fisher, to resolve allegations that they violated consumer law when offering work-at-home programs online. Under the agreement, they will pay more than $35,000 to affected consumers.


Attorney General DeWine Announces U.S. Navy Veterans Association Fugitive Bobby Thompson is arrested

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott announced at a press conference in Cleveland today that long-time fugitive Bobby Thompson has been arrested in Portland, Oregon.   A tip led investigators to his location, where he has been under surveillance for the past week. He surrendered when approached at his home in Portland last night.

"We are relieved Bobby Thompson is now in federal custody after a nationwide manhunt and years of work within the Attorney General's Office to track him down," said Attorney General DeWine. "We believe he stole between $1.5 and $2 million, which came from generous people in our state who thought they were helping U.S. Navy veterans."


Attorney General DeWine Announces Two More Telemarketing Scammers in Custody; Two Remain At Large

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that two more members of a multi-state telemarketing ring, including its alleged ringleader, have been taken into custody by authorities in Ohio and Florida. Only two of the 18 indicted suspects remain at large.

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