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Former Delaware County Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Ethics Laws Violations

Former Delaware County Commissioner Todd Hanks pled guilty today in Delaware County Municipal Court to Ethics Law violations. Bradford Tammaro, of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission, and Paul Nick, Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission, were appointed as Special Prosecutors in the case.


Flood Victims at Risk for Fraud, Attorney General DeWine Warns

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — In the wake of Monday's flooding, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of unscrupulous home improvement contractors attempting to take advantage of flood victims.


U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Miranda Protections for Prisoners

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Sixth Circuit decision expanding Miranda rights for prisoners.  Attorney General Mike DeWine participated in the case, filing an amicus brief in support of the State of Michigan.


State, Marietta Company Settle Hazardous Waste Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order with Eramet Marietta Inc. (16705 SR 7 South, Marietta). The order resolves violations of Ohio’s hazardous waste laws, including the company’s inadequate response to a previous release of a hazardous waste chromium solution at the facility.


Ohio Attorney General and Associations Team Up to Promote Proper Disposing of Prescription Drugs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Outdoor Advertising Association of Ohio today announced this year's first National Take Back Drug Day on April 28, 2012. In addition the Attorney General announced a campaign with several statewide associations to distribute posters to their members to help remind Ohioans how to report prescription drug abusers.


Driveway Paver Indicted for Stealing $21,000 from Elderly Couple

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Champaign County Prosecutor Nick Selvaggio announced today the indictment of a man who allegedly stole more than $21,000 from an elderly Mechanicsburg couple. The indictment was the result of a collaborative investigation by the Economic Crimes Division of Attorney General Mike DeWine's Consumer Protection Section and the Champaign County Sheriff.


Northeast Ohio Foreclosure Rescue Company Sued for Consumer Law Violations

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against foreclosure rescue company Diversified Real Estate Consultants LLC (DREC), its affiliates, and its owner for multiple violations of Ohio consumer laws.


Wanted Sex Offender: Donald LeMoine

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a convicted sex offender wanted on an outstanding warrant in Lucas County.


Domestic Violence is Target of ‘Cut It Out’ Training for Salon Professionals

Salon professionals throughout Ohio are being trained to help prevent domestic violence and assist victims through the free “Cut It Out” training offered by the Crime Victim Section of the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Board of Cosmetology.


DeWine Testifies in Washington About Fannie Mae and its Former Executives Sticking Taxpayers with Their Legal Bills

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine testified today before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee regarding the astronomical amount of U.S. taxpayer dollars going to pay for attorney fees to defend Fannie Mae and its former executives. At least $132 million has been spent by taxpayers on legal fees in the case so far, and the tab keeps rising.

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