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Attorney General DeWine Announces $1.4 Million Judgment in Charter School Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a judgment has been entered against an insider of a charter school that overbilled the state for more than $1.4 million. The judgment against Hassina Shabazz was entered in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for the full amount of the overpayment, $1,407,983, plus interest from 2007. Any recovery will go to the Cleveland Metropolitan and other Northeast Ohio school districts.

1/10/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces $1 Million Settlement with Tobacco Maker

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that the state has reached an agreement with Grand River Enterprises Six Nations LTD in which Grand River deposited into a state escrow account $984,185; paid penalties and post-judgment interest of $1,052,000 to the state General Revenue Fund; and paid attorney fees and costs of $82,000 to his office.

10/5/2011

Attorney General DeWine and the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission Announce Guilty Pleas in Nation's Largest Mortgage Fraud Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine, the Attorney General's Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason today announced that five defendants pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud crimes covering more than 500 real estate transactions totaling $50 million, involving $44 million in fraudulent loans, and earning $31 million in profits.

12/21/2011

Attorney General DeWine and the Ohio Missing Persons Unit Ask for Help in Finding Ohio Family of Deceased Florida Man

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Missing Persons Unit ask for help in locating the Ohio family of a deceased Florida man. The man died years ago, but authorities in Florida have reached out to Ohio in a continued effort to locate family members.

1/5/2012

Attorney General DeWine and Ohio Latino Affairs Commission Warn of 'Notario Scams' Following New Immigration Policy Announcement

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission today urged anyone who is interested in pursuing participation in the federal government's deferred action process not to be deceived into paying for expensive assistance in applying. It's not yet clear what fees, if any, will be necessary and the federal government has asked that these requests not be submitted until it creates a process to accept them.

7/3/2012

Attorney General DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation Announce Settlement with Machinery Transport for I-74 Interchange Damage

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced that a settlement has been reached with Machinery Transport, Inc., of Henderson, Texas, for damage sustained to the Interstate 74/Interstate 275 interchange near Cincinnati. Pursuant to the settlement, Machinery Transport paid ODOT $726,757.27 for costs associated with the repair of the interchange.

6/27/2011

Attorney General DeWine and Ohio Department of Commerce Announce Settlement with Carrington Mortgage Services

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Commerce Director David Goodman today announced an assurance of voluntary compliance (AVC) with Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC to resolve a 2009 lawsuit and to provide relief to Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure.

5/20/2011

Attorney General DeWine and Justice Stratton Convene First Meeting of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness

Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Stratton today convened the first meeting of the newly-formed Attorney General’s Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.  Justice Stratton and Attorney General DeWine will co-chair the Task Force.

12/12/2011

Attorney General DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Deters Announce Indictment of Man for Stealing from Storm Victims

(CINCINNATI) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced today the indictment of a man who allegedly stole more than $43,000 from at least nine victims in Ohio and Kentucky who had storm damage to their homes. The indictment was the result of a collaborative investigation by the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section - Economic Crimes Division, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, and the Jackson Township Police Department in Stark County, Ohio.

4/13/2012

Attorney General DeWine and Bowling Green State University Announce Partnership for New BCI Lab on BGSU Campus

As part of the FY13-14 Capital Appropriations Bill, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office is pleased that Governor Kasich has recommended that his office receive $11.9 million to build a state-of-the-art crime lab and investigations facility for the Bowling Green Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to be located on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

3/15/2012
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