In the state of Ohio, a person may be accused of bribery if they offer to pay or accept payment in exchange for influence in a government or public setting. For example, a person may offer certain property or money in return for favorable treatment. A person may also accept property or money and, in return, provide favorable treatment.
A 49-year-old Ohio man was indicted on April 8 on charges of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The allegation is that the man used a straw buyer to get a mortgage loan and a line of credit in 2007.
In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, a worker at a plant is being charged with workers' compensation fraud. The man claimed that he sustained injuries after falling in the production plant where he was employed. While investigating the incident, authorities in the case discovered evidence which indicates that the man may have staged the accident.
Authorities recently reported that law enforcement officials detained a Switzerland of Ohio School District teacher on multiple charges in connection with sex-related crimes involving minors. According to Monroe County officials, the alleged offenses occurred between Nov. 1, 2013 and Feb. 1, 2014. In early March, law enforcement officials commenced a lengthy investigation into the teacher, ultimately resulting in her recent indictment.
Corrections officers throughout the country spend a great deal of time in close proximity to inmates. In some cases, officers come into contact with them after they are released. In the case of one Ohio man, alleged contact with a former female inmate could require him to hire a criminal defense counsel.
Ohio prosecutors and an accused doctor's criminal defense team are about to empanel a jury to decide whether the doctor is guilty of the crimes with which he is charged. He is accused of several felonies and misdemeanors, including rape and sexual imposition. Last year, the State Medical Board suspended his license to practice medicine due to the pending charges.
It came to the attention of the Ohio Department of Insurance that several individuals living in the state were paying premiums for insurance, but had no coverage. The department and the local sheriff’s office conducted an investigation into the allegations. The agent believed to be responsible for these individuals paying for policies but having no actual coverage was ultimately charged with a number of crimes, including insurance fraud.
In January of this year, an 81-year-old woman was found dead in the basement of her Ohio home. Authorities say that the woman had been stabbed repeatedly. Recently, the deceased woman's grandson was charged with multiple felonies in connection with her death.
Like other crime labs around the country, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Lab is required to adhere to strict protocols when conducting tests and analyzing evidence. These protocols are designed to ensure that the samples are not tainted and the test results are accurate. For this reason, is it vital in any criminal defense to review the procedures used by the technicians conducting the tests and the steps taken by the crime lab as a whole to be sure any results used in the prosecution of a criminal case were proper.
At approximately 10:57 a.m. on Nov. 7, the East Point Branch of the Ohio Heritage Bank was robbed. After months of investigation, police believe they have located the two men responsible. Now, those two men face first-degree felony charges of aggravated robbery.