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Toledo Legal News - News Man and woman charged with sexual exploitation of children


U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced recently that a federal grand jury sitting in Toledo has returned a one-count indictment charging Rosalina C. DRAGGA, 31, of Lorain with sexual exploitation of children. DRAGGA is accused of working with Charles NAKOFF Jr, 32, of Lorain, to produce images of child pornography.

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Bill calls for plan to upgrade state’s outmoded IT systems

House committee members last month heard testimony in support of a bill that would examine what the bill’s sponsors characterize as outdated information technology systems in state government and formulate a plan to overhaul them.

Date Published: May 14, 2021

Juvenile courts learn about LGBTQ youths’ complexities

With more awareness needed about the challenges LGBTQ people face in the juvenile justice system, the Ohio Supreme Court is educating judges and court staff on how best to handle these delicate cases.

Date Published: May 14, 2021

ABA Section of Legal Education releases comprehensive report on bar passage data

The Managing Director’s Office of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar released recently a comprehensive set of data on bar passage outcomes for American Bar Association-approved law schools. Spreadsheets are available on the section’s webpage under Legal Education Statistics, which report these outcomes on a school-by-school basis and in more detail.

Date Published: May 12, 2021

Physician charged with prescribing medically unnecessary controlled substances and health care fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Gregory J. Gerber, 55, of Port Clinton, Ohio, with 51 counts of distribution of controlled substances and two counts of health care fraud. According to the indictment, the Defendant was a licensed medical physician practicing in Sandusky, Ohio, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and anesthesiology with a sub-specialty in pain medicine.

Date Published: May 12, 2021

Proposed bill would make concealed weapons license optional

Members of the Government Oversight Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives heard sponsor testimony recently of a bill that would add the Buckeye State to the ranks of states that enforce constitutional carry gun laws.

Date Published: May 12, 2021

Man sentenced to 39 months for elder fraud scheme

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Andrew V. Thomas, 35, of Maple Heights, Ohio, was sentenced on Tuesday, March 20, to 39 months imprisonment by U.S. Judge Donald C. Nugent. Thomas pleaded guilty in December of 2020 to wire fraud and aggravated identify theft. Thomas devised a scheme to defraud three elderly victims out of more than $62,000.

Date Published: May 11, 2021

Retiring single: 5 strategies to consider

(StatePoint) Planning on retiring single? You aren’t alone. Nearly 22 million Americans age 65 and older were unmarried in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, representing 41.5% of those in that age category. And for women, it’s more likely to be the case. According to the Administration on Aging, 54% of older women are unmarried, as compared to 30% of older men.

Date Published: May 11, 2021

Volunteers to share free fire safety resources with residents this spring

This spring, Red Cross volunteers will Sound the Alarm in Northern Ohio neighborhoods as part of a national effort to educate 100,000 people about home fire safety. Volunteers will meet with residents by appointment outside their homes to share fire safety information and help them create an escape plan to practice their two-minute fire drill.

Date Published: May 11, 2021