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Rep Thomas West and other supporters of the bill

New Bill Aims To Stop Fake 911 Calls

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Some Ohio lawmakers introduced a new bill aimed at cutting down on fake 911 calls. Democratic State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) said people are calling police on African American Ohioans while they are doing things as simple as sitting in parked cars or making phone calls. West, an African… Read More

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

More Unemployment Claims Flagged For Possible Fraud, Slowing Down Benefits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Filings for unemployment benefits had been slowly ticking up in January. But the last two weeks of reported numbers show an explosion of claims. And the state’s job and family services agency is now flagging tens of thousands of claims filed in those last two weeks. Around 50,000 jobless claims… Read More

A gavel lays on top of money

Grand Jury Indicts Nelsonville Deputy Auditor for Alleged Payroll Fabrication

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(UPDATE 2/11/20 3:45 p.m.) Although none of the allegations involve their schools, WOUB News has a learned Stephanie Wilson was asked to resign her position from the Federal Hocking Local School District Board. The statement from the board reads, “The Federal Hocking School Board has been made aware of the allegations against newly elected Board… Read More

A gavel in front of some legal books

Arraignment Scheduled Tuesday for Doc in Prescription Opioid Takedown

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — One of four doctors charged in a federal operation alleging the overprescribing opioid painkillers through “pill mill” clinics in  is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Dr. Thomas Romano, 69, of Wheeling, West Virginia, faces 20 counts of diversion of controlled substances for his alleged participation in the unlawful prescription of controlled substances outside… Read More

A stethoscope on top of money

Feds Announce $17M Settlement with Health Care Firm in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they’ve reached a $17 million settlement with a health care company accused of Medicaid fraud in West Virginia. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the civil settlement with Acadia on Monday, saying it’s the largest health care fraud settlement in state history. Stuart says Acadia, though its subsidiary CRC… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

Bevin Running Mate Mentioned in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Kentucky was one of a dozen doctors federal authorities said received improper gifts from a home health agency. State Sen. Ralph Alvarado is the running mate of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. News outlets report the U.S. attorney’s office argued in a lawsuit that Nurses… Read More

Mobile Deposit Scam Leaves Victims Repaying Bank

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office has issued a new scam warning after a mobile deposit scam cost one Kentuckian $10,000. The Franklin County resident provided her bank account information online to what appeared to be a legitimate bank. She was depositing a 10-thousand-dollar personal loan. The so-called lender claimed there was an issue with… Read More

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Athens Fraud of $800,000

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A Maryland man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to stealing more than $1.1 million though a scheme in which the conspirators pretended to be romantically interested in the victims. According to court documents, one of the victims was an Athens resident who lost more than $800,000. Krist Koranteng, 33, is scheduled to be sentenced… Read More