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Attorney General Mike DeWine Announces $40 Million Settlement for Ohio Medicaid

Under the terms of the settlement, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve allegations that GSK engaged in various illegal schemes related to the marketing and pricing of drugs it manufactures.

7/2/2012

Attorney General Mike DeWine Announces $26 Million Medicaid Fraud Settlement with Dayton Managed Care Firm

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a $26 million settlement with CareSource, a Dayton-based managed health care company, and its related corporate entities. The settlement resolves allegations that CareSource submitted false data and received reimbursements from Medicaid for health care services it did not provide.

2/1/2011

Attorney General Issues Certification of Senate Bill 5 Referendum Summary Language

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued certification of the summary language for one of the two referenda seeking the repeal of Senate Bill 5. The certification was issued today in a letter delivered to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

4/15/2011

Attorney General DeWine’s Office Marks National Missing Children’s Day

(COLUMBUS) — A balloon launch marking the 781 children currently missing in Ohio will be among the events at a ceremony recognizing the 28th annual National Missing Children’s Day  Wednesday, May 25.

5/24/2011

Attorney General DeWine, Warren County Prosecutor Fornshell Announce Former Supervisor's Plea of Theft in Office

(LEBANON, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine and Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said that Rebecca L. Green (formerly Butcher), 51, a former Warren County Department of Human Services supervisor, pled guilty today to three counts of Theft in Office and two counts of Tampering with Records.

"We are focused on protecting Ohioans from corruption," said Attorney General DeWine. "By rallying the resources of my office and working with local and federal law enforcement, we will continue to work hard to see that those eligible for care receive it and taxpayer money is not stolen."

7/19/2012

Attorney General DeWine, Prosecutor Haller Announce Sentencing of Third Tree-Trimming Scammer

Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller said Jason Johnson, the third of three individuals charged in a tree-trimming scam that targeted the elderly in Greene, Franklin, Butler, and Montgomery counties, was sentenced today to eight years in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $31,307. The case represents a collaboration of the Attorney General's Office Economic Crimes Division, the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, and other law enforcement agencies.

3/1/2012

Attorney General DeWine, Miami County Prosecutor Announce Charges, Arrests in National Telemarketing Fraud Ring

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Miami County Prosecutor Gary Nasal today announced felony charges against 18 suspects accused of running a telemarketing fraud ring from Ohio and Florida that has stolen millions of dollars from thousands of victims in 41 states since 2007. Thirteen of the suspects have been taken into custody in Ohio, Florida, Indiana, and New York. Those from out of state will be extradited to Ohio.

6/25/2012

Attorney General DeWine, Greene County Prosecutor Haller Announce Criminal Indictments in Consumer Protection Case

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen K. Haller announced today the indictment of three individuals for engaging in a tree-trimming theft operation that targeted elderly victims in Greene, Butler, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties. The indictments were the result of a collaborative effort of the Attorney General, the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, and other law enforcement agencies.

7/15/2011

Attorney General DeWine, Chancellor Petro Make Legal Templates Available to Ohio Universities

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro announced today that four legal templates for contracts have been developed for use by Ohio's colleges and universities when partnering with private industry on research and commercial projects.

12/1/2011

Attorney General DeWine, 11 States Settle with US Fidelis for $13 Million in Consumer Restitution

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and 11 other state attorneys general today announced an agreement with US Fidelis, a vehicle service contract dealer that routinely misled consumers before shutting down and filing for bankruptcy in 2010. The agreement, which has been approved by the bankruptcy court, provides $13 million in consumer restitution as well as injunctive relief. This settlement, along with a prior settlement with the service contract obligor Warrantech, creates a $14.1 million Consumer Restitution Fund.

"This was a complex case. We knew that if it continued to drag on among all the intertwined parties, there would be no money left for consumers. We worked hard to negotiate this settlement, which wraps up the case and provides relief for consumers. It also serves as a warning that businesses cannot hide in bankruptcy court. If they fail to fulfill their obligations to consumers, we will go after them," said Attorney General Mike DeWine.

7/19/2012
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