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New Grants from AG Yost to Address Visible Reminders for Trafficking Survivors

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that his office will begin a new program to help survivors of human trafficking eliminate a visible reminder that many live with: tattoos and similar markings that once served to “brand” them as the property of pimps, drug dealers or gangs.

2/28/2019

Dublin Police Chief Named Assistant Superintendent at Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that Dublin Police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg will serve as the assistant superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) beginning on Monday, March 25.

2/26/2019

Attorney General Yost Seeks to Recover Nearly $16M in Prescription Overcharges

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today initiated the first step in an effort to recover overcharges to the State for the cost of prescription drugs negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), beginning the process to collect nearly $16 million on behalf of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. PBMs are private companies that contract with state agencies such as the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Medicaid to manage drug prescriptions for clients of the agencies.

2/19/2019

AG Yost Announces Guilty Plea from Former Put-In-Bay Mayor

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that former Put-In-Bay mayor Bernard “Mack” McCann has pleaded guilty to two counts of Conflict of Interest in a Public Contract, misdemeanors of the first degree.

2/15/2019

Employees of Columbus Nursing Facility Indicted on Involuntary Manslaughter, Patient Neglect Charges

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that six employees of a Columbus nursing facility and a contracted certified nurse practitioner have been indicted on a total of 34 charges, including involuntary manslaughter. They are accused of neglecting two patients under their care.

2/14/2019

Attorney General Yost Joins $269.2 Million Settlement with Walgreens over Alleged Fraud and Overbilling

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that Ohio has joined the United States, the District of Columbia and other states in settling two qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens).

2/14/2019

Rape Cold Case Heats Up, Arraignment Date Set

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson and local law enforcement today, discussing their teamwork to revive a rape cold case and bring justice for its survivor.

2/13/2019

Yost Calls for Public's Help in State Trooper Investigation

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher Ward has been indicted for gross sexual imposition and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is enlisting the help of the public. Anyone with tips regarding the ongoing investigation of Trooper Ward is encouraged to contact the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) with information.

2/8/2019

Attorney General Yost Visits Ross County, Discusses Triple Homicide, Crime Scene Assistance

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost visited Ross County Sheriff George W. Lavender Jr. to discuss two attacks just outside Chillicothe this week that left three people dead and a fourth critically injured. Crime scene investigators from the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) were on-scene to assist Lavender’s office with the case within hours of the victims being found on Monday.

2/8/2019

Attorney General Yost, Franklin County Coroner Release New Image of Unidentified Woman

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi M. Ortiz today released an artist's new depiction of an unidentified woman who was found dead in May 1998 in Franklin County.

2/7/2019
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