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Toledo Legal News - News Novel virus leads researchers closer to cause of Toledo water crisis

 

A 2019 study by Bowling Green State University researchers discovered a novel virus that could substantiate a hypothesis that viral infections led to a toxin release in the 2014 Toledo water crisis.

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Julie Carle, Bowling Green State University

Death penalty affirmed for man who confessed to murders

The Ohio Supreme Court recently affirmed the conviction and death sentence of a Lawrence County man who confessed to killing his cousin, her 8-year-old son, and two other family members.

Date Published: October 21, 2021

Former Cleveland VA Medical Center supervisor sentenced to 37 months and ordered to pay more than $1.25 million in restitution for theft and kickback scheme

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that William H. Precht, 54, of Kent, Ohio, was sentenced today by Judge Donald C. Nugent to 37 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $1,259,390.66 in restitution after Precht pleaded guilty to theft of government property and participating in a bribery and kickback scheme that enriched himself and caused the Cleveland VA Medical Center to suffer a loss of nearly $200,000.

Date Published: October 21, 2021

Near peak fall colors now being seen in some areas

While some areas are now seeing near peak conditions of fall color, patchy conditions continue throughout the Buckeye State due to cloudy, rainy weather and warmer temperatures, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Date Published: October 21, 2021

ABA Criminal Justice Section to host white collar crime conference in Miami, Oct. 27-29

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco will be a keynote speaker at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime to be held Oct. 27-29 in Miami at the Hyatt Regency. Officials from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Future Trading Commission, Internal Revenue Service and federal and state judges will be among presenters at the conference.

Date Published: October 20, 2021

Launch into law diversity pipeline program continues to thrive

Toledo Law hosted its third cohort of participants over the summer as part of the college's Launch into Law diversity pipeline program. The weeklong, immersive experience continues to thrive as it builds a pathway for historically underrepresented students to earn their J.D. This year's final cohort included first-generation college students and working professionals in nursing, healthcare, finance, and law enforcement.

Date Published: October 20, 2021

ABA issues guidance focusing on client language differences

With estimates that more than 67 million U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home, the American Bar Association has issued a formal opinion to guide lawyers in situations when they and their clients do not share a common language.

Date Published: October 19, 2021

District court enters permanent injunction shutting down fraudulent psychic mail fraud scheme

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a permanent injunction against three individuals and two companies who had been operating an international mail fraud scheme. The order bars defendants from operating or otherwise engaging in a psychic mailing scheme and, more broadly, from engaging in any mass-mail or prize promotion marketing in the United States, the Justice Department announced.

Date Published: October 19, 2021

Insurance doesn’t cover nightclub’s sewer damage

“Sewage” is included under an insurance policy exclusion that prevents coverage for damage caused by “water that backs up or overflows from a sewer,” the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: October 19, 2021

Cutting-edge technology deployed to provide courtroom-ready results within minutes

A new pilot program will speed up drug testing, aiding investigations and prosecutions, by sending easy-to-use mass spectrometers to three regions across the state, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Marion Police Chief Jay McDonald and Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Ray Grogan announced recently.

Date Published: October 18, 2021

Man charged with escape from custody

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jermell Toney, 35, of Toledo with one count of escape.

Date Published: October 18, 2021

Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announces National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced recently the creation of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET), to tackle complex investigations and prosecutions of criminal misuses of cryptocurrency, particularly crimes committed by virtual currency exchanges, mixing and tumbling services, and money laundering infrastructure actors. Under the supervision of Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr., the NCET will combine s the expertise of the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and other sections in the division, with experts detailed from U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. The team will also assist in tracing and recovery of assets lost to fraud and extortion, including cryptocurrency payments to ransomware groups.

Date Published: October 15, 2021

Ohio farmers will have pumpkins aplenty

In a time when it seems like there are shortages of just about any consumer product, autumn and Halloween decorators should have little problem finding pumpkins around central Ohio.

Date Published: October 15, 2021