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Enterprise Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch enterprise and federal court reporter

Former state official, once a fugitive, ordered to begin 15-year sentence

dispatch.com — Fresh from a jail cell in Pakistan, a former Ohio deputy treasurer was bound over to federal prison today in U.S. District Court in Columbus. Looking gaunt and thin, former fugitive Amer Ahmad was shackled and in a prison uniform as Judge Michael H. Watson thanked investigators and ordered Ahmad to begin his 15-year sentence.
Aug 28, 2015

RT @OhioPoliticsNow: Former state deputy treasurer extradited from Pakistan apologizes, says “What I did was wrong” bit.ly/1i7vxgN pic.twitter.com/aSLUkO0bw5

Aug 28, 2015

UPDATE: Thin, gaunt Amer Ahmad, ex-fugitive, in court after hellish months in Pakistani jail shar.es/1vqsq7 via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 28, 2015

Former state official, once a fugitive, ordered to begin 15-year sentence, dispatch.com/content/storie…

Two plead guilty in multimillion-dollar scam involving fake fuel

dispatch.com — Two Florida men pleaded guilty this morning in U.S. District Court in Columbus to stealing more than $7 million from taxpayers by manufacturing fake biodiesel fuel. Another man and a woman are expected to plead guilty today in the scam, which took advantage of a government program to promote renewable fuel and involved Chieftain Biofuels LLC of Logan in Hocking County.
Aug 27, 2015

Two plead guilty in multimillion-dollar scam involving fake fuel @EPA shar.es/1vpJJl via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 27, 2015

UPDATE: This was one BIG SCAM: Four sent to prison for $23 million scam involving fake fuel shar.es/1vr1br via @DispatchAlerts

One arrested in Whitehall triple homicide

dispatch.com — A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with three murders in Whitehall. Whitehall police said this afternoon that Daveron Cortez Minnis was taken into custody in New York City on Tuesday night. He is charged with the murders of Dontai L.D. Rheubottom, 33; Kimberli A. Alston, 51; and Charles S.

One of men behind OXYwater fraud sentenced to 7 years in prison

dispatch.com — The wife of a convicted businessman was sentenced this morning to one year and one day in prison for her role in a scheme that defrauded investors of millions. Lovena Harrison, 43, also must pay $376,000 in restitution.
Aug 25, 2015

One behind OXYwater fraud sentenced to 7 years in prison for stealing $8.8 million shar.es/1vH6uH via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 25, 2015

Former #OhioState #Buckeyes football player sentenced to 7 years in prison for OXYWater fraud. dispatch.com/content/storie…

Chiropractor charged with health-care fraud in federal court

dispatch.com — A Westerville chiropractor has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to health-care fraud of nearly $700,000. Jeffrey R. Shope, 44, is charged with overbilling health-insurance companies by $696,373 from 2009 through 2012 at his company, True Health Chiropractic, 2511 W. Shrock Rd. Shope did not return a call to his office today.
Aug 21, 2015

Adjustment needed: Chiropractor charged with health-care fraud in federal court shar.es/1tPgyR via @DispatchAlerts

Man arrested on child-porn charge

dispatch.com — Homeland Security investigators arrested a 23-year-old man this morning and charged him with creating child pornography. Eric Chavez is expected to be in federal court this afternoon. Special agents with Homeland Security and Lancaster police officers in Fairfield County searched locations in Columbus and Lancaster today as part of their investigation.
Aug 21, 2015

Man arrested on child-porn charge for filming teen sex acts and posting on Facebook shar.es/1tPgjF via @DispatchAlerts

Birth watch set to start for 8-year-old lion at Columbus Zoo

dispatch.com — Poop analysis has confirmed some joyful news at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Kazi, an 8-year-old lion, is about to give birth. On Sunday, keepers in the zoo's Heart of Africa exhibit will begin transitioning Kazi to a birthing den, away from the public eye. Curator Adam Felts predicts an Aug.
Aug 14, 2015

Poop reveals @columbuszoo lion pregnant with first Cubs! shar.es/1tkBM5 via @DispatchAlert

Ohio State's Drake to be questioned in band firing case

dispatch.com — The president of Ohio State University is scheduled to be questioned next week as part of fired OSU band director Jon Waters' federal lawsuit. Attorney David F. Axelrod is to depose Dr. Michael V. Drake on Aug. 20, according to court records filed this week.

Whitehall police investigate apparent murder-suicide

dispatch.com — Whitehall police are investigating two deaths following what they believe was a murder-suicide. Police said this morning that the bodies of Tom L. Folk, 54, and Tonda L. Fouch, 42, were found in Folk's house on the 4000 block of Rita Lane in Whitehall on Monday. Both had gunshot wounds.
Aug 11, 2015

Sad tale: Whitehall police investigate apparent murder-suicide shar.es/1tjGT6 via @DispatchAlerts

State fair sets another attendance record

dispatch.com — Nearly a million people went to this year's Ohio State Fair, setting another record for the annual 12-day event. Fair manager Virgil Strickler said 982,305 people attended the fair, which ended on Sunday. That's more than a 7 percent jump from last year's record-breaking attendance of 916,724.
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Aug 28, 2015

UPDATE: Thin, gaunt Amer Ahmad, ex-fugitive, in court after hellish months in Pakistani jail shar.es/1vqsq7 via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 27, 2015

UPDATE: This was one BIG SCAM: Four sent to prison for $23 million scam involving fake fuel shar.es/1vr1br via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 27, 2015

Two plead guilty in multimillion-dollar scam involving fake fuel @EPA shar.es/1vpJJl via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 26, 2015

Roanoke reporter, photographer reportedly shot, killed on air this AM @WDBJ7

Aug 26, 2015

Smart kids get own school: @ColumbusCitySchools students Gifted Academy shar.es/1voOGA via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 26, 2015

Want to see which dog matches which Dispatch reporter? Check out this slide show. Mine is No. 29 shar.es/1voDmA via @DispatchAlerts

Aug 25, 2015

One behind OXYwater fraud sentenced to 7 years in prison for stealing $8.8 million shar.es/1vH6uH via @DispatchAlerts


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