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Ohio Unsolved Homicides: The Bricca Family

As part of his Ohio Unsolved Homicides Initiative, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for information regarding the murders of a Cincinnati family in 1966.
"This gruesome triple homicide happened nearly five decades ago, but we still have hope that someone out there knows something," said Attorney General DeWine. "It is possible that the killer could be deceased, but nonetheless, it is important that we do all we can to solve the mystery of who murdered this family."


Attorney General Warns of Increase in Tax-Related Identity Theft

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans of an increased number of tax-related identity theft complaints recently received by the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section Identity Theft Unit.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Conviction, Sentencing of Doctor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a former Toledo doctor will spend several years in prison after he was convicted of Health Care Fraud, Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Failure to Pay Employment Taxes.


DeWine, 12 Other Attorneys General Call for Broader Religious Exceptions to the Obamacare Mandate Violating Religious Liberty

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined attorneys general from 12 other states in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt broader religious exceptions to the HHS mandate that many businesses and non-profit organizations purchase specified insurance products even when it violates their sincerely-held religious beliefs. The attorneys general voiced their concerns in a letter sent today to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement with Ohio AMVETS Groups Following Charitable Investigation

Today Attorney General Mike DeWine announced he has reached an agreement with AMVETS Department of Ohio, AMVETS Career Center and AMVETS Department of Ohio Service Foundation to protect charitable assets raised by those organizations for unemployed veterans and other veteran’s services. The agreement follows an investigation by the Attorney General that uncovered the misappropriation of millions in charitable funds held by the three AMVETS organizations for the benefit of unemployed veterans, veterans in need of career training, ROTC programs, veterans scholarships, veterans hospitals and homeless veterans. The agreement was filed with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.


Attorney General DeWine Seeks Consumer Restitution from Chillicothe Pole Barn Business

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against MidOhio Buildings, Inc., doing business as Mustang Buildings Corporation, and its owner Mark Reese. The lawsuit charges the Chillicothe pole barn business with violations of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. DeWine is seeking consumer restitution, civil penalties, and injunctive relief.


BCI Invites Public Comment During Accreditation Assessment

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) will undergo a four-day, on-site evaluation to ensure compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies' (CALEA) accreditation standards. A team of CALEA assessors will conduct an on-site assessment at BCI from April 9-12, 2013. This assessment includes a dedicated public call-in session.


Wanted Sex Offender: Rashawn Britton

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is requesting the public's help in locating a sex offender who is no longer compliant with Ohio's registration laws.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement with CTS Charisma Tropical Sun, Inc. to Stop Illegal Charitable Solicitations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced an agreement with CTS Charisma Tropical Sun, Inc. to stop Illegal charitable trust and solicitation activities in Ohio.  


Attorney General Announces New Efforts to Help Sexual Assault Victims

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced details of a plan to address existing gaps in sexual assault services across Ohio.

The formation of the new Sexual Assault Services Expansion Program comes after a survey conducted by the Attorney General's Office found that 59% of Ohio's counties do not have comprehensive, direct sexual assault services.

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