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Attorney General DeWine Tours Southern Ohio Hospital, Communities Hit by Prescription Drug Abuse

Attorney General Mike DeWine toured areas of southern Ohio that have been hit hard by the prescription drug abuse epidemic on Thursday and Friday.


Attorney General DeWine to Appeal Lorraine Decision to U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that he and Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich have agreed to ask the United States Supreme Court to reverse a decision by lower federal courts indefinitely postponing the execution of convicted murderer Charles Lorraine. Lorraine was sentenced to death in 1986 for the brutal killings of Doris and Raymond Montgomery in their Warren, Ohio home. Lorraine will not be executed on Wednesday as originally scheduled, but Ohio will request that the indefinite stay of execution be lifted.


Attorney General DeWine Testifies for Tougher Cyber Crime Laws

On November 16, 2011, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine testified before committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate on companion bills calling for the adoption of tougher laws dealing with cyber fraud that would give the Attorney General's Office authority to investigate cyber fraud crimes and prepare cases for local prosecution.


Attorney General DeWine Takes Action Against Shoddy Home Improvement Businesses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced lawsuits against two Ohio home improvement businesses, a Springfield based tree-cutting business and a Cleveland-area home repair company, for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law.


Attorney General DeWine Swears in 12 New Assistant Attorneys General

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today swore in 12 attorneys as Assistant Attorneys General with the office. They join more than 400 attorneys working with the office on behalf of Ohioans.


Attorney General DeWine Supports New Bill to Help Victims of Elder Abuse

(CLEVELAND) – On the first annual Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) to officially announce a bill that could significantly help victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation.

If passed, the Ohio Elder Justice Act, sponsored by Dovilla, will update current law to improve the response to elder abuse victims by strengthening Adult Protective Services in Ohio.  Dovilla worked closely with Attorney General DeWine's Elder Abuse Commission to draft the proposed legislation.


Attorney General DeWine Supports Legislation for Oversight of Gaming at Internet Cafes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced his support for legislation introduced today by State Representatives Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) and Nan Baker (R-Westlake) to establish oversight of gaming that takes place at internet cafes and similar establishments. The bill addresses electronic games that look like slot machines, which can mislead players and cause confusion for law enforcement.


Attorney General DeWine Supports Expansion of Driving Angels Driving Program in Hamilton County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today attended an event in Sycamore Township (Hamilton County) announcing that the Driving Angels program, which has been offered in Western Hamilton County since 2009, will now be offered in Eastern Hamilton County as well.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Utah-based Home Security System Company

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a lawsuit against Platinum Protection, a home-security company. The lawsuit follows dozens of consumer complaints filed with the Attorney General’s Office against the company for alleged misrepresentation of the cost of system installation, the cost of monthly monitoring, and the duration of the monitoring contract, among other complaints. Consumer losses range from $40 to $2,200.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Used Car Seller for Consumer Law Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Columbus-based Golden Rod Auto, Golden Rod Wholesale, and the businesses’ owner for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law, including failure to deliver and violating a previous agreement with the Attorney General.

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