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Attorney General DeWine Announces Mahoning Valley Fugitive Safe Surrender Program to Begin in 2012

(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Fugitive Safe Surrender program will expand to the Mahoning Valley beginning in 2012. DeWine made his announcement as part of a crime safety summit held at St. Dominic’s Church in Youngstown.

5/25/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Local Grants Awarded to Area Agencies that Help Crime Victims

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has approved the awarding of more than $17.5 million in state and federal grants to victim service agencies throughout the state. These grants are part of the annual awards of the State Victims Assistance Act and the federal Victims of Crime Act, coordinated by the Crime Victim Section of the Attorney General’s Office.

9/23/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Indictment of Former Mayor

(GEORGETOWN, Ohio) –  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Brown County grand jury has indicted the former mayor of the village of Aberdeen on six charges connected to a voter intimidation investigation.

4/30/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Verdict in Lima Daycare Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today Nekosha T. James-Mitchell of Lima has been found guilty on 13 felony counts involving two Lima state-funded daycare operations she owned and operated. An Allen County jury reached the verdict Monday night after a five day trial.

7/17/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Plea in Dayton Pill-Mill Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Dr. Han M. Yang pleaded guilty today to Trafficking in Prescription Drugs, among other charges. Search warrants were executed last October on Yang's offices in Dayton and Bethel Township as part of an investigation into prescription drug abuse, medical fraud, and money laundering.

1/5/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Plea in 1998 Shelby County Murder Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Vance Short, 45, pleaded guilty today to Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Complicity to Commit Aggravated Burglary in the murder of Gregory Trapp, of Sidney, Ohio. Trapp was found dead on May 21, 1998, of a gunshot wound to the head. Short and Gregory Trapp's brother, William Trapp, were arrested and indicted in the case last year.

1/18/2012

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.

4/23/2012

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.

10/6/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces GIBill.com will be Turned Over to Veterans Affairs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that GIBill.com 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.”

6/27/2012

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.

7/17/2012
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