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Attorney General DeWine Announces Grants Supporting National Crime Victims' Rights Week

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he is continuing his support of Ohio's crime victims by awarding more than $10,000 in grant funding. The money will help six Ohio organizations observing National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which runs from Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28. National Crime Victims' Rights Week honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.


Attorney General DeWine Announces 'Grandparent Scam' Suspect Charged In Florida

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a cooperative investigation by the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Broward County, Florida, has resulted in Noel A. Colqhoun of Lauderhill, Florida, being charged with Grand Theft, a felony of the third degree, as a result of his alleged involvement in a "grandparent scam" that victimized an elderly Cuyahoga County woman.


Attorney General DeWine Announces will be Turned Over to Veterans Affairs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that will be turned over to the Department of Veterans Affairs and $2.5 million will be paid to several states as part of a consumer protection settlement with 20 state Attorneys General. The bipartisan multistate enforcement action is a result of the ongoing investigations of the recruiting and deceptive business practices of some proprietary colleges by state Attorneys General.
“Our military veterans deserve our thanks and protection,” said Attorney General DeWine. “They don’t deserve to be misled, especially when researching benefits that they earned through their important service.”


Attorney General DeWine Announces Fugitive Safe Surrender Events

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that two Fugitive Safe Surrender programs will be conducted simultaneously in Columbiana and Trumbull counties at the end of July.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Fugitive Safe Surrender Event in Richland County

(MANSFIELD, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Fugitive Safe Surrender program will expand to Richland County this October. DeWine made his announcement at Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield, where the event will be held from October 5th through 8th.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Formation of Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Members of the task force began investigating the Chillicothe residents when a woman reported to authorities that the suspects brought her to Columbus under false pretenses and forced her to have sex with more than a dozen men over a period of several days.  


Attorney General DeWine Announces Foreclosure Rescue Actions

Actions taken against American Equity Group and American Residential Law Group.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Debt Collection Program for Local Governments

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new program to help local governments collect debt owed to them. The Local Government Collections Services Program will allow the Attorney General to collect debt on behalf of local governments.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Dayton-Area Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson today announced that Dr. Han M. Yang has been sentenced to three years in prison for crimes related to running two “pill mills” in Dayton and New Carlisle.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Court's Decision in Doctor's License Revocation

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the permanent revocation of Douglas B. Karel's Ohio medical license was affirmed Friday by Judge Richard Sheward of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. The State Medical Board approved in July of last year a hearing officer's proposed order that Karel's license should be revoked because of his "conduct in repeatedly making large amounts of narcotics and other controlled substances available to patients with relatively little examination or scrutiny…."

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