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Portsmouth Attorney Indicted on 18 Felony Counts in Human Trafficking Case

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman today announced the indictment of Portsmouth attorney Michael Mearan on 18 felony counts related to human trafficking spanning 15 years.


AG Yost Urges Ohioans to be Vigilant with Donations to Prevent Charity Fraud

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost urges those that give to be more vigilant as charities across the country this week are collaborating to raise awareness of charity fraud during this year’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week.


Attorney General Yost Secures Guilty Plea of Hamilton County Man Posing as Nurse

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the guilty plea of a Hamilton County man who impersonated a nurse for almost four years using a stolen identity. Several patients under his care were children.


AG Yost, Bipartisan Group of Prosecutors Propose a Plan to Preserve No-Knock Warrants

Seeking to preserve the “no-knock” warrant as a police-safety tool, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters today sought the support of Gov. Mike DeWine and legislative leaders on a compromise: changes in state law that would tighten the requirements for obtaining such a warrant.


AG Yost Addresses Early Voting Election Concerns

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today addressed legal concerns regarding Ohio’s voting process via a video press release. Topics addressed include ballot harvesting, voter intimidation and misleading robocalls regarding absentee voting. The video includes the consequences that could come from interfering with Ohio’s election process.


Ohio Attorney General Yost Secures Judgment in Multistate Hospital Data Breach

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and his counterparts in 27 other states have secured a judgment against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. for a data breach that exposed the names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and addresses of 6.1 million patients.


AG Yost Announces New Milestone in Opioid Genetic Study

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced an enrollment milestone reached in the genetic study of opioid use disorder undertaken by his Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE). SCOPE began work on the unprecedented study last year, aiming to identify the genetic factors that make some individuals more susceptible than others to developing an opioid addiction.


Former Cuyahoga County IT Administrator Pleads Guilty

A former Cuyahoga County information technology administrator pleaded guilty today in an ongoing public corruption probe, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced.


AG Yost Joins Coalition Urging Hollywood to Protect Young People from Tobacco Imagery

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced he’s joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Hollywood’s creative guilds to protect young viewers from tobacco imagery in streamed movies and programs. 


AG Yost Ramps Up Environmental Enforcement Section With Scientific Advisory Council

Reinforcing his commitment to taking a scientific approach to environmental protection, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Council to serve as a sounding board regarding the best ways to preserve and safeguard Ohio’s natural resources.

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