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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 will be Turned Over to Veterans Affairs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that will be turned over to the Department of Veterans Affairs and $2.5 million will be paid to several states as part of a consumer protection settlement with 20 state Attorneys General. The bipartisan multistate enforcement action is a result of the ongoing investigations of the recruiting and deceptive business practices of some proprietary colleges by state Attorneys General.
“Our military veterans deserve our thanks and protection,” said Attorney General DeWine. “They don’t deserve to be misled, especially when researching benefits that they earned through their important service.”


Attorney General DeWine Announces Conviction of Nursing Supervisor

Kathy Schwaben pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one count of Attempted Patient Neglect. 


Attorney General DeWine Announces Community Fraud Forums as Cyber Fraud Legislation Takes Effect

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is hosting regional community fraud forums this summer to discuss how Ohioans can work together to fight fraud. The announcement comes on the same day that Ohio's new cyber fraud law takes effect. The law gives the Attorney General new tools to help local prosecutors fight economic crimes.
"We are committed to working collaboratively with local communities to protect Ohio families," DeWine said. "The forums are an opportunity to have meaningful conversations about how best to work together. We appreciate the new tools the legislature has given us to better help local prosecutors, and now we have to determine how to put those and other tools to good use."


Attorney General Asking For Public's Help Finding Wanted Sex Offender

Dawn Smith, 48, was convicted in Wood County, Ohio, of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a juvenile male in 2008.


Attorney General Announces Convictions in Home Health Aide Background Check Investigation

Agents in the Health Care Fraud Division of the Ohio Attorney General's Office said Rose Radovanic, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft by deception, hired the home health aides, despite their criminal convictions, because they signed up elderly family members or friends to become clients of the company


Attorney General DeWine Praises Denial of Appeal of Doctor’s License Revocation

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine praised the Franklin County Court’s judgment this week affirming the revocation of the state medical license of James E. Lundeen Sr. on appeal. Last December, the Ohio State Medical Board voted to permanently revoke his medical license following the recommendation of a hearing examiner who found that Lundeen was overprescribing medication to patients at his offices in Portsmouth and Plymouth. The Attorney General's Office has been involved in the investigation and represented the Ohio State Medical Board at the license hearing and the appeal.


Attorney General DeWine Joins Brief Supporting Constitutionality of Federal Cigarette Trafficking Law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined attorneys general from 40 states and the District of Columbia in filing a brief with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals defending the constitutionality of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Internet Cafes Registration Requirement

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that new state legislation now effective bans any new openings of electronic sweepstakes establishments, commonly called Internet cafes. It also places filing requirements on any Internet cafes operating as of today.

“These places have popped up across Ohio and they have been unregulated,” said Attorney General DeWine. “This is a step in the right direction toward protecting Ohioans who play these games.”

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