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Yost Pursuing Restitution for Victims in Safeguard Metals Investment Scheme

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has entered into a consent agreement with California-based Safeguard Metals and its owner over a multimillion-dollar scheme in which hundreds of elderly Americans – including 18 Ohioans – were persuaded to liquidate their retirement accounts with legitimate investment firms and invest in fraudulently overpriced silver coins and other precious metals sold by the defendants.

10/25/2023

Yost Sues Meta, Claiming It Harmed Young Users’ Mental Health to Boost Profits

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 32 of his colleagues filed a federal lawsuit today against Meta alleging that the social-media technology giant designed and deployed harmful features for Facebook and Instagram to addict young users to its platforms and enhance its bottom line.

10/24/2023

Lorain County Man Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Shooting of Girlfriend

A Lorain County man was sentenced this morning to 34 to 38 years to life in prison for his role in the 2019 shooting death of his girlfriend, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced.

10/24/2023

AG Yost Compels $16 Million Cleanup as Part of Settlement of Environmental Lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has secured a $16 million cleanup of millions of pounds of hazardous glass from the owners of two Columbus properties.

10/24/2023

Former Columbus Zoo CFO Pleads Guilty in $2.29 Million Fraud Case

A former Columbus Zoo and Aquarium executive pleaded guilty this afternoon for his role in a scheme to defraud the zoo and the public of more than $2.29 million, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced.

10/19/2023

Tips Sought in Cold-Case Sexual Assaults of Children in Northeast Ohio

Cold-case investigators are taking a fresh look at a string of sexual attacks on school-age girls in the early 2000s, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is seeking the public’s help to bring the assailant to justice.

10/18/2023

AG Yost Announces Pick for Next Solicitor General

Attorney General Dave Yost has selected an “appellate ace” to serve as Ohio’s 11th Solicitor General, the state’s lead attorney for appeals in state and federal courts.

10/18/2023

AG Yost Announces Data Breach Settlement with Health-Care Clearinghouse

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 32 of his counterparts announced today that a settlement has been reached with Inmediata over the three-year exposure of the protected health information of 1.5 million consumers.

10/17/2023

AG Yost Joins $10 Millon Multistate Settlement with Payment Processor Over Unauthorized Withdrawals

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 49 other attorneys general have negotiated a $10 million settlement with payment processor ACI Worldwide stemming from a testing error in 2021 that led to the attempted unauthorized withdrawal of $2.3 billion from the accounts of 477,000 mortgage-holders.

10/17/2023

Composite Sketch Released of Suspect in 1960 Rape-Slaying of Paulding County Girl

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers today released a composite sketch of a suspect in a 1960 rape-homicide and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying him.

10/6/2023
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