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Ohio to get tough on scam artists


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants to make sure the people who rip off our families, friends, and neighbors face criminal penalties.

In early March, Attorney General DeWine announced that former Jackson County Prosecutor Jonathan Blanton will join the office’s Consumer Protection Section to assist local county prosecutors in the preparation and prosecution of consumer fraud cases.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office has the authority to file civil lawsuits against businesses accused of defrauding consumers. But to take criminal action, the office must work with county prosecutors, who can criminally prosecute consumer scams.

Building cases and proving criminal activity is not easy, but Attorney General DeWine wants to present county prosecutors with the best possible cases and offer assistance in the prosecutions.


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