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Associate Sentenced in U.S. Navy Veterans Charity Theft Case

A woman who was involved in the theft of over $450,000 Ohio charitable dollars was sentenced to five years in prison by a Cuyahoga County Judge today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced. Blanca Contreras had pled guilty on June 22 to one felony count each of theft, money laundering, tampering with records, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.


Attorney General DeWine, Five States Request U.S. Supreme Court Grant Review in Asian Carp Lawsuit

Five states including Ohio today requested that the United States Supreme Court grant review of a district court’s denial of their motion for a preliminary injunction in the states’ invasive species lawsuit. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and four other attorneys general filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari requesting the Court “grant review and reverse to abate an imminent threat to one of the most precious freshwater ecosystems in the world.”


Ashtabula County Tire Recycler Guilty of Unlicensed Operation

(ASHTABULA, Ohio) — Sanford Schroll and his company, American Scrap Tire Recyclers Inc. (ASTRI), pled guilty on Feb. 4 in Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas to one count of operating an unlicensed scrap tire collection facility.


Attorney General DeWine Praises Denial of Appeal of Doctor’s License Revocation

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine praised the Franklin County Court’s judgment this week affirming the revocation of the state medical license of James E. Lundeen Sr. on appeal. Last December, the Ohio State Medical Board voted to permanently revoke his medical license following the recommendation of a hearing examiner who found that Lundeen was overprescribing medication to patients at his offices in Portsmouth and Plymouth. The Attorney General's Office has been involved in the investigation and represented the Ohio State Medical Board at the license hearing and the appeal.


Another Wanted Sex Offender Found With Help From Public

According to authorities with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Jermaine Graham, 41, was arrested Wednesday morning on Van Buren Avenue by Cincinnati's Police Fugitive Unit. He'd been wanted on a warrant for Failure to Provide a Change of Address since January 2011.


Attorney General DeWine Joins Brief Supporting Constitutionality of Federal Cigarette Trafficking Law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined attorneys general from 40 states and the District of Columbia in filing a brief with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals defending the constitutionality of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Owner of Cleveland-Area Roofing Company for Consumer Law Violations

(CLEVELAND) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Matthew Schultz, the owner of All Season Roofing & Home Improvement, for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law, including failure to deliver and shoddy work.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Alan Ray Bridal for Consumer Law Violations

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Alan Ray Bridal and its owner Alan Ray Church for violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. The business did not notify its customers when it closed and left many consumers with unfulfilled orders.
“In what is supposed to be a happy occasion in life, many brides were left without their dresses when Alan Ray Bridal abruptly closed,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This action sends a message that it is unacceptable for any business to close without first fulfilling its obligations to paying consumers.”


Akron Dry Cleaning Business to Pay Penalty for Violating Ohio's Environmental Laws

In a settlement with Ohio EPA and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the owner of Belle-Aire Cleaners in Akron agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty for violating Ohio's air pollution control laws at a dry cleaning business located at 649 Storer Avenue.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement with American Home Mortgage Servicing

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced an agreement with American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. (AHMSI) to settle a 2009 lawsuit filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court that alleged AHMSI violated Ohio consumer law by providing inadequate services to consumers seeking loan modifications.

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