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Attorney General DeWine Announces Multistate Consumer Protection Settlement with Western Union

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a multistate settlement with Western Union to establish a comprehensive anti-fraud program to help prevent consumers from sending money to con artists using Western Union products.

1/31/2017

Attorney General DeWine Announces $2.6 Million in Grants to Create Trauma Recovery Centers

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he is awarding more than $2.6 million in grants to create five Trauma Recovery Centers in Ohio that will provide crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims.

1/31/2017

Attorney General DeWine Warns of “Can You Hear Me” Calls Reported in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that since Friday, several Ohioans have reported suspicious calls from callers asking “Can you hear me?”

1/30/2017

Attorney General DeWine Issues Update on Identity Theft Unit

Ahead of Data Privacy Day (January 28), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued an update on his office’s Identity Theft Unit, which helps victims correct the effects of identity theft.

1/27/2017

Attorney General and Greene County Sheriff Announce Arrests of Ohio Brothers in Double Homicide Near Yellow Springs

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer today to announce the arrests of two Ohio brothers in connection with a recent double homicide in Miami Township (Greene County) near Yellow Springs.  Dustin Merrick, 25, of Xenia, has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder.  Bret Merrick, 24, of Miami Township (Montgomery County), has been charged with two counts of complicity to aggravated murder, two counts of complicity to aggravated burglary, and one count of felonious assault.

1/25/2017

Attorney General DeWine Announces New Efforts in Fight Against Human Trafficking in Ohio

During today's meeting of the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced two new efforts underway in the Ohio Attorney General's Office to assist human trafficking victims and prevent victimization of high-risk youth.

1/23/2017

Attorney General DeWine Seeks Consumer Restitution from Home Contractor for Failing to Deliver

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a consumer protection lawsuit against a Hilliard man accused of failing to deliver promised home improvement services to consumers.

1/20/2017

Attorneys General DeWine, Morrisey Lead 13 States in Challenging Abusive Federal Mining Rule

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today led a group of 13 states in challenging the federal government’s “Stream Protection Rule” as drastically and illegally limiting coal mining in disregard of state regulatory authority. The states filed suit in federal court, and many also asked Congress to revoke the last-minute Obama Administration regulation.

1/17/2017

Forensic Facial Reconstruction Created for Marion County Jane Doe

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey today released the facial reconstruction of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in 2007. 

1/12/2017

Attorney General DeWine Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Alleged Craigslist Scammer

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a Columbus man accused of failing to deliver home improvement services that he advertised on Craigslist and sold to consumers.

1/12/2017
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