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Woman Indicted for $50,000 Theft from Elderly Man

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office today announced that a Mansfield woman has been indicted for defrauding an 82-year-old man of more than $50,000.


Attorney General DeWine Offers Gym Membership Tips

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered advice for consumers who plan to buy gym memberships in the new year after the Attorney General’s Office received about 250 fitness center complaints in 2014, double the number received in 2013.


Attorney General DeWine to Seek Lead Plaintiff Status for Ohio Pension Funds in Securities Lawsuit

Following a recent review of securities and accounting fraud allegations, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he has filed a motion for two of Ohio’s pension funds to lead a class of investors in a lawsuit against American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP), Inc. The news comes after the company, a real estate investment trust based in New York City, disclosed that ARCP officials intentionally misstated company financials, and subsequently covered up the accounting irregularities, resulting in approximately $3 billion in losses for the company’s shareholders, including State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).  


More than 550 Electronic Gaming Terminals Seized as Part of Two Gaming Investigations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that agents with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), along with several local law enforcement agencies, have seized more than 550 electronic gaming terminals as part of two ongoing gaming investigations in Ohio. 


Ohioans Lose Hundreds to Sugar Bowl Ticket Scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to be skeptical of individuals offering tickets to the 2015 Sugar Bowl, after two Ohioans reported losing $800 each to Sugar Bowl ticket scams on Craigslist.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Search Warrants on Suspected Illegal Casinos

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that investigators with the Attorney General's Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Charitable Law Section served search warrants on six businesses suspected of operating as illegal casinos.


Attorney General DeWine Announces National $90 Million Cramming Settlement with T-Mobile

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission in a settlement with T-Mobile USA Inc. that includes at least $90 million in payments and resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized third-party charges on consumers’ cell phone bills.


Attorney General DeWine Announces $1 Million Grant to Ohio Children’s Hospitals

Medical research grant will study “sentinel injuries” in children from zero to six months of age


Attorney General DeWine Seeks Restitution from Home Improvement Contractor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a home improvement contractor who did business as Buckeye Pro in central and southwest Ohio.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement with Ohio Mulch

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that consumers will be able to get a rebate for one free bag of mulch this spring under a settlement with Ohio Mulch Supply Inc. that resolves allegations that the company sold under-filled bags of mulch in spring 2014.

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