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Guernsey County Jury Convicts Rapist

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the conviction of a Belmont County man with charges of rape, sexual battery and aggravated burglary. A Guernsey County jury found Lawrence A. Hartley guilty of three first-degree felony rape charges, four third-degree sexual battery charges and a first-degree felony aggravated burglary charge.


Hospice Nurse Sentenced for Tampering with Evidence After Patient’s Death

A home hospice nurse who disposed of blood-soaked sheets and towels after a patient’s accidental death was sentenced today for tampering with evidence.


Hamilton Man Sentenced to Prison for Dumping Hundreds of Scrap Tires on Abandoned Property

A Hamilton man who dumped hundreds of scrap tires illegally at an abandoned home and its surrounding property will spend the next two years in prison, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Pledges to Protect Ohioans with Pre-existing Conditions

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced his intent to file an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the reversal of a district court decision striking down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Owner of Addiction Treatment Centers Indicted on Medicaid Fraud, Drug Trafficking Charges

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that an owner of three addiction treatment centers in southern Ohio has been indicted on 34 felony charges, including Medicaid fraud, drug trafficking and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.


Ohio Attorney General’s Office to Train General Motors Employees in Toledo

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced his office will provide civil rights training to approximately 1,700 General Motors employees in Toledo on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29.


AG Yost Calls for Full-Court Press on Predators

As men’s college basketball tournament games got underway in Columbus today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost was asking for a full-court press… on predators. 


Statement From Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Senate Bill 55

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement today regarding Senate Bill 55, which would enhance penalties for drug offenses near community addiction service providers.


Yost Files Lawsuit to Recover Nearly $16 Million in Prescription Overcharges

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court against OptumRX, taking the next step in an effort to recover overcharges to the state for the cost of prescription drugs negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).


Human Trafficking Predators Arrested in Undercover Sting

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Liberty Township Police Chief Toby Meloro today announced that an undercover operation targeting human trafficking predators has led to the arrests of eight men, including one suspect who was charged with felony drug possession.

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