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2020 Capital Crimes Report Issued by Attorney General Yost

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today issued the 2020 Capital Crimes Report, an annual accounting and procedural history of each case that has resulted in a death sentence in Ohio since 1981, the year the state’s current death penalty law was enacted.

4/1/2021

Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Passing of Newark Police Chief Steven Baum

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement today regarding the unexpected passing of Newark Chief of Police Steven A. Baum:

3/31/2021

Age-Progression Image Released in Brian Shaffer Case

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police today released an age-progression image of Brian Shaffer, a missing central Ohio man, and are seeking the public’s assistance with the case.

3/29/2021

Two Suspects Sought in Human Trafficking Case: Alleged Co-Conspirator Arrested Today; 2 More in Custody

The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force is asking the public to help locate two individuals associated with a man who was arrested on human trafficking charges today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Columbus Division of Police Interim Chief Michael Woods announced. 

3/24/2021

Ohio AG Yost, Michigan AG Nessel Lead Effort to Expand Illegal Robocall Response

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 51 other attorneys general today called on USTelecom and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue its collaboration with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers.

5/4/2020

AG Yost Rolls Out Robocall Enforcement Unit, New Reporting Tool for Consumers

An anti-robocall initiative launched today by Attorney General Dave Yost gives Ohio more muscle to fight back against the growing nuisance.

3/4/2020

Yost Launches Legal Action Against Texas Companies Behind Billions of Illegal Robocalls

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today joined six other states in filing suit against a pair of Texas businesses accused of blasting billions of illegal robocalls, including over 59 million calls to Ohioans.

6/9/2020

AG Dave Yost Leads National Coalition to Create “Tip of the Spear” Against Robocalls

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, along with 51 other attorneys general, today encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration between states and telecom companies to help trace illegal robocalls to their source. 

6/4/2020

Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Sentencing of Former Pike County Sheriff Reader

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of former Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.

3/24/2021

AG Yost Investigation Finds That Girl Scouts Troop Leader Stole Cookie Money

An investigation by the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has resulted in the indictment of a Girl Scouts troop leader who allegedly stole an estimated $12,500 in money from cookie sales and event fees.

3/23/2021
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