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Attorney General DeWine Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers for Fraudulent Marketing; Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit against five leading prescription opioid manufacturers and their related companies in Ross County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit alleges that the drug companies engaged in fraudulent marketing regarding the risks and benefits of prescription opioids which fueled Ohio's opioid epidemic.


Training Video for Veterans Court Mentors Now Available on Ohio Attorney General's Website

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today the availability of an online training program for individuals interested in becoming a Veterans Treatment Court Peer Mentor. The video was created in coordination with the Veterans Courts and Military Affairs Subcommittee of the Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness, which was formed in 2011 by Attorney General DeWine and then-Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton.


New Task Force Formed to Fight Human Trafficking in Northeast Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Acting Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis, and Independence Police Chief Michael Kilbane today announced the formation of a new task force that will work to fight human trafficking in northeast Ohio.


Attorney General DeWine Releases Annual Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report

In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released the 2016 Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report, which documents that 19,902 children were reported missing in Ohio in 2016. Authorities reported that 98 percent of those children were recovered safely.


New BCI Crime Laboratory Unveiled in Springfield

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined officials from Clark County and the city of Springfield to unveil a new Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) crime laboratory.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Multistate Settlement with Target over 2013 Data Breach

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in a settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve a multistate investigation into the company’s 2013 data breach.


Petition for Constitutional Amendment on Congressional Redistricting Certified

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would change the process for congressional redistricting in Ohio.


Campbell Man Accused of Consumer Protection Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a consumer protection action against George N. Krinos, doing business as Windows, Doors, Kitchens, and More Construction Co., for failing to deliver promised home improvement services to consumers.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Arrests of Three Men for 2003 Murder of Huron County Man

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that three men are now facing charges in connection with the murder of Michael Sheppard, who was last seen alive in Huron County 14 years ago.


DeWine, 50 Attorneys General Request Congressional Action on Health Care Fraud Recoveries

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was joined today by 50 attorneys general in calling for congressional action to fix a quirk in federal law which prevents states from receiving equitable shares of health care fraud recoveries. The letter, which was co-written by DeWine and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein (D), was sent to United States Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Commttee.

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