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Enterprise Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch enterprise and federal court reporter

Despite failed levy, Columbus Zoo on track for record attendance

dispatch.com — A contentious levy campaign that ended in defeat at the polls in May didn't cut into the lines at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Six months after the vote, a record attendance year is in the making. "Financially, this has been the highest-revenue year we've ever had," said Greg Bell, the zoo's chief financial officer.

Grove City woman sentenced to probation for tax crimes

dispatch.com — A federal judge ordered probation rather than prison today for a Grove City woman who hired undocumented workers for her construction company and didn't file federal income taxes. U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. sentenced Jennifer A.

Columbus pharmacist faces federal fraud charges

dispatch.com — A Columbus pharmacist was indicted on 46 counts of health-care fraud today in federal court. Maria Mascio, 59, schemed to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and private insurers between 2003 and 2013, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Columbus.

Former state official indicted on fraud charges

dispatch.com — A former state welfare-department director has been indicted in federal court on charges that he stole money from the federal economic-stimulus program. Arnold R. Tompkins, 64, of 2642 Pennbrook Court in Hilliard, was indicted yesterday. He and Mitchell A. Dadante, 51, of Strongsville in northern Ohio, are charged with conspiracy to defraud the government, mail fraud and money laundering.

Far West Side woman pleads guilty to tax scam

dispatch.com — The final local defendant in an illegal tax-refund scheme that stretched from Puerto Rico to New York City and included Columbus pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court today. Suheidy A. Warner, 31, of Ashberry Village Court on the Far West Side, admitted she'd been part of a conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

Man sentenced to 10 years for role in sex-trafficking operation

dispatch.com — A 21-year-old Allen County man who helped prostitute a former teenage girlfriend was sentenced to 10 years in prison today. U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus ordered the sentence for Keith A. Arrick Jr. of Lima, who pleaded guilty in July to a charge of attempted sex trafficking of children.

Former chief of animal shelter says PTSD prompted firing

dispatch.com — The former director of the Franklin County animal shelter will bring in experts in post-traumatic stress disorder to argue that county commissioners violated his civil rights when they fired him in April. That's one of the revelations in a document filed on Sunday in U.S.

Former state official, now in Pakistan, faces 15 years in prison here

dispatch.com — The mastermind of a $3.4 million kickback scheme in the Ohio treasurer's office five years ago will spend 15 years in prison - if the Pakistani government ever returns him to the United States. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson sentenced fugitive Amer Ahmad in absentia this afternoon for cooking up the scheme and enlisting three friends to participate.

Family matches orphaned socks to help the homeless

daytondailynews.com — By By KATHY LYNN GRAY The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio - A curious conversation between a Clintonville mom and her young daughter has led to warmer feet for hundreds of needy people in Columbus. Five years ago, Ruth Milligan and her daughter, Maggie Daiber, then 5, were talking socks - specifically, all the lonely, single socks that pop up in the laundry basket without a mate.

Police investigate shooting of teen on South Side

dispatch.com — A teenage girl was shot in the head this morning on the South Side and taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in critical condition. A passerby called Columbus police at 10 a.m. to report that the girl was lying on the porch of a home at 491 South Lane, south of E.
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Dec 14, 2014

Gotta read this series that starts today on home-care fraud in Ohio shar.es/13li1d via @DispatchAlerts

Dec 14, 2014

Despite failed levy, Columbus Zoo on track for record attendance shar.es/13lke8 via @DispatchAlerts

Dec 11, 2014

Former Ohio welfare chief indicted on federal-stimulus fraud charges shar.es/13GLQz via @DispatchAlerts

Dec 08, 2014

Check out Jack Hanna and other CBus stars showing off their Xmas vocals. Who knew Coleman could sing? dispatch.com/content/pages/…

Dec 03, 2014

Anyone seen this fake man? Tree-climbing sculpture missing in Dublin shar.es/1XN5SH via @DispatchAlerts

Dec 02, 2014

Ex-chief of animal shelter sues Franklin County, says PTSD prompted firing shar.es/1XSYXc via @DispatchAlerts

Dec 02, 2014

More details on former Ohio deputy treasurer Ahmad's 15-year prison sentence shar.es/1XSCIK via @DispatchAlerts

Dec 01, 2014

Ex-state official Amer Ahmad, now a fugitive in Pakistan, sentenced to 15 years in prison here shar.es/1XBZs5 via @DispatchAlerts

Dec 01, 2014

RT @CapAreaHumane: No #GrumpyCat here! We had 99 cat adoptions last week! Support the animals on #Giving Tuesday! bit.ly/1toElh1

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