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Attorney General DeWine, 43 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Restore DEA Powers to Investigate Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and 43 other attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to repeal a law they say has limited the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ability to hold drug manufacturers and distributors accountable for contributing to the nation's opioid epidemic.


Cleveland-Area Man Accused of Using Nonprofits for Personal Gain

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a Beachwood man accused of misusing charitable assets.


Akron-Area Man Accused of Providing Shoddy Home Repairs

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a consumer protection lawsuit against an Akron-area man accused of failing to provide promised home improvement services to consumers.


Claims Now Accepted for $586 Million Western Union Fund for Fraud Victims

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohioans who sent money to scammers using Western Union’s wire service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund held by the U.S. Department of Justice’s victim asset recovery program.


Age-Progression Photograph Released in 1990 Missing Person Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation's (BCI) Missing Persons Unit is now available to create age-progression photographs in missing persons cases to assist local law enforcement in their investigations.


Former Newcomerstown Officer Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Fabricated Shooting Incident

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a former officer with the Newcomerstown Police Department has pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of fabricating a story about being shot in the line of duty.


Attorney General DeWine Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Ohio Veterans Groups

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office has awarded a total of $971,000 in grants to Ohio veterans’ organizations. The grants are funded by assets seized from the former veterans’ charity scam artist known as Bobby Thompson.


One Hundred Suspects Charged in 756-Count Drug Trafficking Indictment

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined members of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force in East Liverpool today to announce details of a 756-count indictment filed against 100 people in connection with a large-scale fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, and cocaine trafficking ring.


Deceptive Veterans Charity to Dissolve Following Action by State Charity Regulators

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine along with 23 other state attorneys general today announced a settlement dissolving an Illinois-based nonprofit accused of misleading donors across the U.S.


Attorney General DeWine Warns of Storm-Chaser Scams

Following the severe weather that affected Ohio this weekend, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of scams.

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