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Two Guilty Verdicts Reached in Rapes Cases in Neighboring Counties

Two rape cases prosecuted by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Special Prosecutions Section have resulted in guilty verdicts this week.
 

8/26/2022

Phony Funeral Home Director Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years in Prison

Shawnte Hardin, a minister who was found guilty of running an illicit funeral home business across Ohio, was sentenced to 11 years, 10 months in prison today.

8/26/2022

Forensic Reconstruction of Mahoning County John Doe Released to Public

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office and the Youngstown Police Department have released a forensic facial reconstruction of an unidentified man whose remains were found 35 years ago.

8/25/2022

BCI Update on Knox County Officer-Involved Shooting

(MOUNT VERNON, Ohio) — On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was requested by Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer to investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred near 15266 Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

8/22/2022

Statewide Sweep Combats Demand for Human Trafficking: Dozens Arrested While Trying to Buy Sex During ‘Operation Time’s Up’

A weekend human-trafficking operation involving 98 law enforcement agencies across the state ended in the arrests of 35 “johns” seeking to buy sex and 21 others seeking to buy sex from minors, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

8/22/2022

‘Oblivious’ Clinton County Polluter Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

A Clinton County “environmental terrorist” who created significant public hazards by illegally burning wood paneling, drywall, processed wood, plastic and other solid wastes has been sentenced to two years in prison on his second conviction for open burning, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

8/10/2022

Joint Cold Case Investigation Leads to Arrest in Unsolved Homicide

A joint investigation by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin’s Office has led to the arrest of a Columbus man in the case of a 31-year-old unsolved homicide.

8/9/2022

AG Yost Sues Garage Door Company that Failed to Deliver

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has sued the owners of a garage door company alleging that they accepted nearly $182,000 in down payments from consumers but provided no doors or other service.

8/8/2022

Man Posing as Funeral Home Director Found Guilty

A Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge found Shawnte Hardin guilty of multiple felony charges for providing funeral services without a license.

8/5/2022

AG Yost Partners with Columbus Crew to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the Columbus Crew are partnering to raise awareness of human trafficking in Central Ohio with a new public-service announcement that will play at the Crew’s Lower.com Field.

8/4/2022
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