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Attorney General DeWine Announces Debt Collection Program for Local Governments

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new program to help local governments collect debt owed to them. The Local Government Collections Services Program will allow the Attorney General to collect debt on behalf of local governments.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Dayton-Area Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson today announced that Dr. Han M. Yang has been sentenced to three years in prison for crimes related to running two “pill mills” in Dayton and New Carlisle.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Court's Decision in Doctor's License Revocation

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the permanent revocation of Douglas B. Karel's Ohio medical license was affirmed Friday by Judge Richard Sheward of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. The State Medical Board approved in July of last year a hearing officer's proposed order that Karel's license should be revoked because of his "conduct in repeatedly making large amounts of narcotics and other controlled substances available to patients with relatively little examination or scrutiny…."


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 Conviction in Medicaid Billing Fraud

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said that Alicia K. Mahone, of Cleveland, was convicted on Wednesday for billing for home health care not provided in the amount of $20,000. Mahone regularly submitted bills, from April to December 2010, to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services claiming to have provided 35 hours of patient care to a Medicaid recipient, while only having provided 15 hours.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Conviction in $70,000 Cleveland Medicaid Fraud Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Caroline Quinnie, owner of 3 Ease Home Health Care, was found guilty of a fourth-degree felony charge of Theft today, following a trial that began Tuesday. She is the owner of 3 Ease Home Health Care ambulette company and improperly billed Medicaid for $70,000.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Consumers Will Receive $75,000 in Pinnacle Security Settlement

In a settlement announced today by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Utah-based Pinnacle Security has agreed to pay more than $75,000 in restitution to 169 Ohio consumers and additional restitution to consumers who file eligible complaints with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office within the next 60 days.


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 DeWine Announces Charitable Fundraiser Will Discontinue Ohio Solicitations after Misleading Donors

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Tennessee company which raised funds in Ohio on behalf of several charities has agreed to discontinue solicitations in Ohio for at least five years.


Attorney General DeWine Announces BCI Office Opening in Athens

ATHENS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a new regional office of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) will open in Athens to help better serve law enforcement in Southeast Ohio counties.

"I am pleased that we will be able to better serve local law enforcement and county prosecutors in Southeast Ohio by opening a regional BCI office in Athens," said Attorney General DeWine. "Having an office in Athens will make it easier for law enforcement to deliver evidence to be processed by our lab and also to give them access to full-time polygraph services."

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