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Attorney General DeWine Warns of Top Tax Scams Reported to AG’s Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans about two of the most common tax-related scams reported to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office – the “IRS” phone scam and tax identity theft.


Attorney General DeWine Rejects Ohio Motor Voter Automatic Registration Petition

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution which would require automatic voter registration when a citizen applies for, renews, updates, or replaces an Ohio driver's license, learner's permit, or identification card, unless he or she affirmatively opts out of registration.


Investigation of Wright State University Consultant Concludes After No Evidence of Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that an investigation into a Wright State University consultant’s possible status as a lobbyist did not find evidence of law violations. The investigation into Ron Wine and Ron Wine Consulting Group, which was requested by Ohio Legislative Inspector General Tony Bledsoe, was conducted by Ohio Attorney General’s Office attorneys and Bureau Criminal Investigation (BCI).


Attorney General DeWine Announces Indictment of Ohio Minister on Rape Charges

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Jackson County Grand Jury has indicted an Ohio minister on 15 felony charges related to the sexual assaults of two juveniles and an adult.


Attorney General DeWine Seeks Restitution from Home Improvement Contractors Accused of Failing to Deliver

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced lawsuits against two home improvement contractors accused of taking money for work they failed to perform as promised for Ohio consumers.


Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for Running $816,000 Scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell today announced that a Cincinnati man has been sentenced to serve 19 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for running an $816,000 scam that defrauded car dealerships and financial institutions in multiple Ohio counties and in Kentucky.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Arrest in Child Pornography Investigation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Campbell man has been taken into custody following a child pornography investigation. 


Lawsuit Seeks Reimbursement from Columbus Used Car Seller Accused of Failing to Deliver Vehicle Titles

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a Columbus used car seller accused of failing to deliver motor vehicle titles to consumers.


Attorney General DeWine Announces 10,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that forensic scientists with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have now tested 10,000 rape kits for DNA as part of a special initiative to secure justice for victims of sexual assault in Ohio.


Teenager Arrested in Connection with Nearly a Dozen Burglaries in Central Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Columbus Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott, and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announced today that a Columbus teenager is now facing charges for allegedly burglarizing nearly a dozen homes in Central Ohio.

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