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Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement with Penguin Group to Resolve E-Book Price-Fixing Allegations

Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the resolution of a multistate antitrust lawsuit against a major U.S. book publisher for price-fixing and collusion in the electronic book (e-book) market. DeWine and 32 other attorneys general have reached an agreement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc. to settle allegations that Penguin colluded with other major publishers and Apple Inc. to manipulate prices in the e-book market. 


Attorney General DeWine Announces Clinic, Pharmacy Raids

Authorities Remind Citizens to Report Suspected Prescription Drug Abuse at 855-BCI-OHIO


Attorney General DeWine and Richland County Prosecutor Announce Charitable Indictments

Attorney General Mike DeWine and Richland County Prosecutor James J. Mayer Jr. today announced indictments against individuals involved in three separate incidents involving the abuse of charitable resources and fraud. Also contributing to the development of these cases were the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Mansfield Police, Lexington Police, and the local developmental disabilities board.


Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment Certified to Ballot Board

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today certified the petition for the proposed constitutional amendment submitted by the Ohio Rights Group.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Arrest of Woman on 12-Count Sex Crime Indictment

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Vinton County Prosecutor Trecia Kimes-Brown, and Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice announced today the arrest of a McArthur woman on a 12-count indictment alleging she sexually assaulted a child.


Cleveland Business Ordered to Pay $1.05 Million for Environmental Violations

Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) today announced that a Cuyahoga County judge has ordered Gray Container LLC of Cleveland and its affiliates to pay $1.05 million for hazardous waste and air pollution violations caused by the chemical drum reconditioning business. The business is located within a half of a block of residences, a park, and a church in East Cleveland.


Attorney General DeWine Files Civil Lawsuit in Synthetic Drug Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has filed a civil lawsuit against those connected to an Ohio business accused of selling synthetic drugs to customers.


Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Pay Ohio $3.8 Million

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations against a pharmaceutical manufacturer in India. 


Attorney General DeWine Announces Results of National DNA Search in Cleveland Kidnapping Case

 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a comparison of Ariel Castro's DNA to the nationwide pool of DNA profiles has returned no matches.

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