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Attorney General DeWine Announces Community Fraud Forums as Cyber Fraud Legislation Takes Effect

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is hosting regional community fraud forums this summer to discuss how Ohioans can work together to fight fraud. The announcement comes on the same day that Ohio's new cyber fraud law takes effect. The law gives the Attorney General new tools to help local prosecutors fight economic crimes.
 
"We are committed to working collaboratively with local communities to protect Ohio families," DeWine said. "The forums are an opportunity to have meaningful conversations about how best to work together. We appreciate the new tools the legislature has given us to better help local prosecutors, and now we have to determine how to put those and other tools to good use."

6/8/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Charitable Fundraiser Will Discontinue Ohio Solicitations after Misleading Donors

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Tennessee company which raised funds in Ohio on behalf of several charities has agreed to discontinue solicitations in Ohio for at least five years.

6/22/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces BCI Office Opening in Athens

ATHENS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a new regional office of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) will open in Athens to help better serve law enforcement in Southeast Ohio counties.

"I am pleased that we will be able to better serve local law enforcement and county prosecutors in Southeast Ohio by opening a regional BCI office in Athens," said Attorney General DeWine. "Having an office in Athens will make it easier for law enforcement to deliver evidence to be processed by our lab and also to give them access to full-time polygraph services."

5/13/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Arrest of Sexual Predator on New Child Pornography Charges

The arrest happened in Portage County this afternoon after agents with the Attorney General's Crimes Against Children Task Force said they found evidence the man was downloading and sharing child pornography.

7/3/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Akron Gas Station Ordered to Pay Civil Penalties for Air Pollution

A Summit County Judge has ordered the operators of an Akron gas station to pay civil penalties and attorneys' fees totaling of $44,096 for years of noncompliance with Ohio's air pollution laws, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today.

6/14/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces AIG $725 Million Settlement Approval, Clearing Way for Ohio Shareholders to Recover Money

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced U.S. District Court Judge Deborah A. Batts has approved a $725 million securities class action settlement against American International Group, Inc (AIG) and certain individual directors and officers, which clears the way for three Ohio pension funds and countless Ohio shareholders to recover money.

1/31/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces AIG $725 Million Settlement Approval, Clearing Way for Ohio Shareholders to Recover Money

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced U.S. District Court Judge Deborah A. Batts has approved a $725 million securities class action settlement against American International Group, Inc (AIG) and certain individual directors and officers, which clears the way for three Ohio pension funds and countless Ohio shareholders to recover money.

1/31/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement with Pharmaceutical Company to Recover Medicaid Funds

Columbus -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with pharmaceutical manufacturer, UCB, Inc., to settle allegations that the company marketed the anti-epileptic drug Keppra® for off-label purposes and caused the Ohio Medicaid program to pay false reimbursement claims.

6/15/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement to Recover Medicaid Funds

(Columbus, OH) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with pharmaceutical manufacturer EMD Serono to settle allegations of causing false or fraudulent claims for Rebif to be submitted to the Medicaid program.

5/19/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufacturing Site in Central Ohio

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.

5/9/2012
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