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Attorney General DeWine Announces Public Records Mediation Program

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the start of a mediation program to resolve disputes between local governments and persons requesting public records. The Ohio Attorney General’s Public Records Mediation Program will be available to governments and requestors staring today.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Progress Made with SB 77 Connecting DNA with Unsolved Crimes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced 132 cold case crimes now have a prime suspect through a DNA match made possible only because of Senate Bill 77. SB 77, which took effect July 1, 2011, requires DNA collection on all felony arrestees. All DNA profiles in Ohio are housed within the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).


Attorney General DeWine Announces Ohio, Other Pension Funds Will Seek Lead Plaintiff Status in JPMorgan Chase Shareholder Suit

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he has filed a motion for Ohio state pension funds to join certain other funds in leading a class of investors in a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. The news comes as the bank announced that losses related to its “London Whale” trading scandal have already totaled at least $5.8 billion.


Attorney General DeWine Announces More than $70,000 in Veterans Charity Grants

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today awarded $70,182.00 in grants to veterans charities across Ohio. The grants were funded by proceeds recovered in the investigation of the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, a fraudulent charity scam which solicited donations intended to benefit veterans.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Mahoning Valley Fugitive Safe Surrender Program to Begin in 2012

(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Fugitive Safe Surrender program will expand to the Mahoning Valley beginning in 2012. DeWine made his announcement as part of a crime safety summit held at St. Dominic’s Church in Youngstown.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Local Grants Awarded to Area Agencies that Help Crime Victims

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has approved the awarding of more than $17.5 million in state and federal grants to victim service agencies throughout the state. These grants are part of the annual awards of the State Victims Assistance Act and the federal Victims of Crime Act, coordinated by the Crime Victim Section of the Attorney General’s Office.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Indictment of Former Mayor

(GEORGETOWN, Ohio) –  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Brown County grand jury has indicted the former mayor of the village of Aberdeen on six charges connected to a voter intimidation investigation.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Verdict in Lima Daycare Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today Nekosha T. James-Mitchell of Lima has been found guilty on 13 felony counts involving two Lima state-funded daycare operations she owned and operated. An Allen County jury reached the verdict Monday night after a five day trial.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Plea in Dayton Pill-Mill Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Dr. Han M. Yang pleaded guilty today to Trafficking in Prescription Drugs, among other charges. Search warrants were executed last October on Yang's offices in Dayton and Bethel Township as part of an investigation into prescription drug abuse, medical fraud, and money laundering.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Plea in 1998 Shelby County Murder Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Vance Short, 45, pleaded guilty today to Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Complicity to Commit Aggravated Burglary in the murder of Gregory Trapp, of Sidney, Ohio. Trapp was found dead on May 21, 1998, of a gunshot wound to the head. Short and Gregory Trapp's brother, William Trapp, were arrested and indicted in the case last year.

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