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Toledo Legal News - News Drug trafficker sentenced to more than 16 years in prison

 

A violent Westside drug trafficker was sentenced in U.S. District Court recently to 197 months in prison.

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Ohio EPA celebrates 25 years of cleanups, redevelopment of old industrial properties around the state

A revitalization project in Cleveland’s Flats East is among the most recent properties to be returned to productive use during the 25-year history of Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program. The innovative program has benefitted communities across the state economically and environmentally by encouraging property owners to voluntarily clean up their land for redevelopment.

Date Published: October 17, 2019

Ohio pain clinic doctor pleads guilty to running pill mill

The owner and operator of a Hamilton pain clinic pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court recently to illegal distribution of controlled substances, health care fraud and violating the anti-kickback statute.

Date Published: October 17, 2019

Proposal would prohibit eminent domain for recreational trails

A proposal before lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives would outlaw the taking of private property by a government for the specific purpose of building a recreational trail, such as a leg of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in southern Mahoning County.

Date Published: October 17, 2019

Scrap income tax and give computers legal personhood, urges new IBA report

Scrapping income tax as the primary revenue source for national exchequers and giving computers legal personhood are just two of the revolutionary suggestions made in a new report from the International Bar Association (IBA) to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) global debate on the future of work.

Date Published: October 17, 2019

Stop ‘shoehorning’ sextortion into current anti-corruption law, urges new IBA report

A new report from the International Bar Association’s Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) urges law-makers to create bespoke legislation for sextortion instead of ‘shoehorning’ such conduct into current anti-corruption law. Based on comparative research from eight jurisdictions, Sextortion: A crime of corruption and sexual exploitation highlights the barriers to addressing sextortion within existing legal frameworks. The report launched at the 2019 IBA Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday 25 September.

Date Published: October 16, 2019

Lake Erie walleye poachers caught and convicted

Six non-resident anglers were recently convicted of over-bagging on Lake Erie walleye and sentenced in Ashtabula Municipal Court according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Date Published: October 15, 2019

OSU study finds new way to convert heat to energy

An Ohio State University-led study to capture heat for use in generation of electricity has resulted in a discovery in thermoelectrics that may lead toward more efficient energy generation.

Date Published: October 15, 2019

Former deputy sheriff owes BWC $235K for workers’ comp fraud

A Zanesville man and former county deputy sheriff must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $235,000 in restitution following his felony conviction for workers’ compensation fraud Monday in a Franklin County courtroom.

Date Published: October 11, 2019