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Guilty Plea In $10 Million Ohio Fraud Case

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A former Central Ohio man pleads guilty to fraud charges related to a $10 million scheme.
12:15PM
February
27, 2014

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.

Man Pleads Guilty To Using Fake Tutoring Scheme

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9:02AM
November
15, 2013

A former local businessman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Columbus and South-Western City Schools out of more than $100,000 in tutoring payments.

Ohio Lawmaker Indicted On 16 Felony Charges

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Mason Republican Peter Beck was indicted Friday on 16 counts of misleading investors. The Republican denies the charges.
3:33PM
July
19, 2013

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.

Former State Trooper From Powell Gets 50 Months Behind Bars

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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.
2:41PM
June 25, 2012

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.

Unemployment Fraud Costs Ohio More Than $30 Million

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Ohio lost nearly $32 million in unemployment fraud over the last 12 months.
8:16AM
November
2, 2011

Ohio officials say fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits have cost the state nearly $32 million in the last 12 months.

Judge Lets Ex-Ohio St., NFL QB Art Schlichter Attend Counseling

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3:49PM
October 20, 2011

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.

Dublin Man Pleads Guilty In Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

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24-year-old Andrew Hill of Dublin has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering.
12:23PM
October
6, 2011

Federal investigators say Andrew Hill ran an elaborate mortgage fraud scheme, obtaining $1.2 million in loans.

Former State Trooper Faces Federal Indictment

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Benjamin Richardson remains in the Franklin County Jail on charges including mortgage fraud and witness tampering.
12:58PM
September 20, 2011

Benjamin Richardson faces an eight-count federal indictment on charges including wire fraud, mortgage fraud, and witness tampering.

Franklin Co. Board of Elections Director: Voter ID Bill Not Needed

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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.
12:00AM
March
24, 2011

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 Plead Guilty to Sham Marriage Schemes in Columbus

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April
12, 2010

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.