A former Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges that include related allegations he cheated Miami Heat basketball players out of millions of dollars.
A former local businessman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Columbus and South-Western City Schools out of more than $100,000 in tutoring payments.
An Ohio lawmaker has been indicted on 16 felony charges accusing him of misleading investors about a company’s financial status and misusing their money for personal benefit. His attorney says the accusations are outlandish and shameful.
Prosecutors say Benjamin Richardson deceived lenders into giving loans that he never paid back, then filed for bankruptcy without reporting income he received from a nightclub he co-owned with a narcotics trafficker.
Ohio officials say fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits have cost the state nearly $32 million in the last 12 months.
A federal judge is allowing former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter to attend weekly counseling while on house arrest awaiting sentencing for fraud.
Federal investigators say Andrew Hill ran an elaborate mortgage fraud scheme, obtaining $1.2 million in loans.
Benjamin Richardson faces an eight-count federal indictment on charges including wire fraud, mortgage fraud, and witness tampering.
A bill passed by the Ohio house Wednesday requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification is now on its way to the Ohio Senate. The measures passed along a near-party line vote after rancorous debate in the house.
11 people in Columbus recently pleaded guilty for their involvement in sham marriage schemes. The pleas are the result of an investigation by local and federal officials led by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency. Prosecutors say foreign nationals paid thousands of dollars to wed Americans in hopes of longer stays and boosting citizenship chances in the United States.