Category: Ohio – Southern District

8 individuals sentenced to prison for laundering $44M in drug proceeds to Mexico through local cell phone store fronts | USAO-SDOH

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The final of eight defendants in a $44 million money-laundering case was sentenced today in U.S. District Court. Sentences imposed range from five years to 18 years…

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Four local individuals charged in separate pandemic relief fraud schemes | USAO-SDOH

CINCINNATI – Four local individuals have been charged federally with defrauding COVID-19 pandemic relief funding programs. In separate cases, the four are alleged to have lied about owning businesses and…

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Company agrees to pay more than $315K to resolve allegations of false claims involving U.S. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program | USAO-SDOH

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A highway construction company based in Summit County, Ohio has agreed to pay the United States $315,252.92 to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit claiming that the…

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Acting U.S. Attorney, IRS address COVID fraud through investigation, awareness | USAO-SDOH

DAYTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio and Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) Cincinnati Field Office mark the one-year anniversary of the Coronavirus…

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Court of Appeals upholds Evans Landscaping convictions | USAO-SDOH

CINCINNATI – The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling today affirming the convictions of Cincinnati businessman Doug Evans and his landscaping company.   Evans and Evans…

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Columbus man charged with hate crime for making anti-Semitic threats to neighbors, breaking their window | USAO-SDOH

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus man has been charged by criminal complaint in federal district court with criminally interfering with the right to fair housing.   Douglas G. Schifer, 65,…

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Dayton ‘investigation & security’ business owner sentenced to prison for COVID-relief fraud | USAO-SDOH

DAYTON – A Dayton woman was sentenced in federal court today to prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $2.5 million in pandemic relief loans.   Nadine Consuelo Jackson, 32, was…

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Local alleged drug dealers also charged with falsely obtaining tens of thousands of dollars through Pandemic Unemployment Assistance | USAO-SDOH

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal grand jury has charged four Central Ohioans in a narcotics conspiracy involving bulk quantities of fentanyl, crack, cocaine and methamphetamine. Three of the four defendants…

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Ohio treatment facilities & corporate parent agree to pay $10.25 million | USAO-SDOH

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Florida company that operates two Ohio inpatient psychiatric hospitals and one Ohio substance abuse treatment facility will pay $10.25 million to resolve alleged violations of the…

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Colombian national extradited to Columbus, Ohio, charged with conspiring to ship thousands of kilograms of cocaine to America | USAO-SDOH

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Colombian national was extradited to Ohio yesterday to face federal drug charges in the Southern District of Ohio. He appeared in U.S. District Court here today….

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