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Enterprise Reporter — Columbus Dispatch
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Columbus Dispatch enterprise and federal court reporter

Sentencing delayed for former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan

dispatch.com — Ohio's disgraced former deputy treasurer won't be sentenced in federal court next week after all. The scheduled 10 a.m. Thursday hearing for Amer Ahmad was postponed yesterday. The U.S. attorney's office would not say why. Ahmad was to be sentenced in absentia for the $3.2 million bribery and kickback scheme he operated while he was deputy treasurer in 2009 and 2010.

Mortgage, tax fraud lead to one-year federal prison sentence

dispatch.com — The fifth time was the charm to sentence a Canal Winchester woman in federal court for mortgage fraud, tax fraud and money laundering. Defendants normally are sentenced in one try, but a dispute about a presentence investigation report meant that defendant Karin A. Hazel had shown up four other times before U.S.

Doctor whose patients died of overdoses from drugs he prescribed gets one year in prison

dispatch.com — A doctor who made money to feed his own cocaine addiction by prescribing pain killers at a Columbus pill mill was sentenced today to one year in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost condemned the actions of Terry Dragash, 59, who pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

Ex-trooper pleads guilty to coercing sex from women he stopped

dispatch.com — A former Ohio State Patrol trooper pleaded guilty today in federal court to coercing sex from females he stopped or arrested, photographing some of the sexual encounters and stalking some of the victims. Bryan D. Lee, 30, of Lancaster, committed the acts against four women while he was a trooper between 2010 and October 2013, according to the charges against him.

Columbus Zoo’s Heart of Africa exhibit going on winter retreat

dispatch.com — Have a yen to visit the giraffes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium? Better hurry. They'll soon be under wraps until spring, along with the rest of the animals in Heart of Africa. The exhibit, which opened in late May, will close at the end of the day on Sunday.

Jury returns guilty verdict in gang-related slaying

dispatch.com — A Franklin County jury has found a Columbus teenager guilty of killing a 15-year-old from a rival gang behind a South Linden duplex last year. The Common Pleas jurors deliberated for two hours this afternoon before concluding that Jesean M. Callender, 17, gunned down Kaewaun D. Coleman on Jan.

Former bank manager pleads guilty to embezzling $4.1 million

dispatch.com — A well-known Ross County businessman pleaded guilty today in federal court to embezzling $4.1 million from the Huntington National Bank where he worked. Joseph P. Molnar, 50, of Chillicothe was the managing director of the bank's community development corporation when he stole the money by diverting developers' fees into his personal accounts from 2005 to 2012, Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Anne Nightingale testified today.

Quarter Horse Congress signs new 10-year deal to stay at state fairgrounds

dispatch.com — The All American Quarter Horse Congress will stay at the state fairgrounds for the next decade, state Agriculture Director David Daniels said today. Daniels announced the contract as he updated the Ohio Expositions Commission about the 1,200-stall barn and pavilion that will be added to the fairgrounds next year.

Police aim federal money at ensuring safety of tow-truck drivers

dispatch.com — The Columbus Police Division will use a portion of an annual $320,000 federal traffic-safety grant to ticket motorists who aren't careful around tow-truck drivers on the side of the road, police announced today. "We're trying to raise awareness," traffic bureau Sgt. Michael B. Smith said. John A.

Police poised to dig for missing woman's body

dispatch.com — The boyfriend of a Columbus woman missing for two weeks has admitted to killing her and burying her body next to a church in Groveport, Columbus police said this morning. Sgt. Rich Weiner said that Jacob Ferrero, 22, confessed early this morning to killing Samantha Greenlee, 22.
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Oct 31, 2014

Mom says 1 year not enough for ex-doc who prescribed pills that killed her only child shar.es/10vI3Y via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 31, 2014

Maybe extradition in works? Sentencing delayed for ex-Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan shar.es/10vEI6 via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 30, 2014

Pill-mill doc Terry Dragash, whose patients died of overdoses, gets one year in prison shar.es/10sHzu via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 29, 2014

Ex-Ohio trooper pleads guilty to coercing sex from women he stopped @OSHP shar.es/10rU9t via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 29, 2014

RT @nbc4i: A local Lowe's employee said she was helping a customer when she noticed he had his penis hanging out of his jeans. bit.ly/1vgoNfQ

Oct 23, 2014

Today's update on Samantha Greenlee: Dead woman strangled, beaten with baseball bat, police say shar.es/1mVZ06 via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 22, 2014

Samantha Greenlee update: She was beaten and strangled, police say shar.es/1mB9RZ via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 22, 2014

Keep your pants on: Sexual affair with client's wife costs lawyer his license shar.es/1mRV1n via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 22, 2014

Samantha Greenlee tried to make relationship work with boyfriend who's now accused of her murder shar.es/1mRSCo via @DispatchAlerts

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