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Ohioans Report Losing $2 Million to Sweepstakes Scams in 2011

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to be on the lookout for sweepstakes scams. In 2011, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section logged nearly 1,500 complaints about sweepstakes and prizes that reportedly cost Ohioans about $2 million in losses.


Columbus Man Indicted for Running Video Game Console Scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announced today the indictment of a Columbus man who allegedly ran a video game console scam on Craigslist. The indictments were the result of a collaborative investigation by the Worthington Police Department and the Attorney General's Economic Crimes Division.


Businessman Sentenced in Toledo Environmental Records Tampering Case

Greg Kuch, of Findlay, owner and operator of State Tank and Remediation, Inc., was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court today to pay $10,000 in restitution, perform 100 hours of community service and serve four years of community control after being convicted on one count of tampering with records.


Attorney General DeWine Urges Parents to Help Prevent Abductions and Kidnappings

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is calling on parents and guardians to prepare and protect their children against possible abduction or kidnapping. DeWine issued his warning after a Butler County girl was the victim of an attempted abduction.


Attorney General DeWine to Appeal Lorraine Decision to U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that he and Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich have agreed to ask the United States Supreme Court to reverse a decision by lower federal courts indefinitely postponing the execution of convicted murderer Charles Lorraine. Lorraine was sentenced to death in 1986 for the brutal killings of Doris and Raymond Montgomery in their Warren, Ohio home. Lorraine will not be executed on Wednesday as originally scheduled, but Ohio will request that the indefinite stay of execution be lifted.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Paving Company for Consumer Law Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against the individuals who operated paving company C & C Construction for multiple violations of Ohio's consumer laws.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Operators of Floral Hills Cemetery

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit against The Serenity Group, which operates Floral Hills Memory Gardens (Floral Hills) cemeteries in Chillicothe and Circleville, Ohio. The lawsuit charges the company with failure to deliver grave markers to consumers.


Attorney General DeWine Praises House Passage of New Cyber Fraud Legislation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine praised today's passage by the Ohio House of Representatives of new legislation that will strengthen his ability to go after cyber fraud and assist in prosecutions. State Sen. Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) sponsored SB 223 and Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) sponsored companion legislation.


Attorney General DeWine Joins Call for Congress to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Attorney General Mike DeWine joined 52 of his fellow state and territorial Attorneys General in calling on the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and ensure that vital programs working to keep women and families safe from violence and abuse continue uninterrupted.


Attorney General DeWine Holds Child Safety Summit in Cleveland

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine held the second in a series of Child Safety Summits today in Cleveland at Cuyahoga Community College.  DeWine called for a comprehensive, holistic review of the entire foster care system in this state.

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