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Daily Court Reporter - News Reggie Rucker sentenced to prison for stealing donations and using the money to pay gambling debts, personal expenses

 

Reggie Rucker sentenced to prison for stealing donations and using the money to pay gambling debts, personal expenses

Former Cleveland Browns star Reggie Rucker was sentenced to nearly two years in prison earlier this month for stealing more than $110,000 in charitable donations to anti-violence groups he led and using the money to pay his gambling debts and personal expenses, law enforcement officials said.

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Date Published: August 15, 2016

 

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

 

City might owe township tax payments, but Supreme Court of Ohio will not order it

The Ohio Supreme Court agreed recently with St. Clair Township that it was owed a share of property tax collected from land annexed by the neighboring city of Hamilton. But because the township does not know how much is owed, the Supreme Court refused to order Hamilton to pay.

Sexual misconduct cases busted non-disclosure agreements

The Ohio State University Moritz's College of Law recently hosted a lecture about non-disclosure agreements.

Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police President appointed to lead Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced that Jeffrey Scott, president of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, will become executive director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

Ohio-based online service, app, matches dieters with nutritionists

In an effort to counter cookie-cutter diets, overly generalized apps and costly food programs, Columbus-based HealthSoup has developed a diverse network of registered dietitians and engineers who promote healthy lifestyles in an online service and app to link users to nutritionists.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces new Office of Professional Integrity

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced the formation of a new Office of Professional Integrity focused on identifying and preventing potential conflicts of interest among legal staff.

Former sheriff pleads guilty to extortion and soliciting bribes

Former Allen County Sheriff Samuel A. Crish, 56, pleaded guilty to for asking for and taking bribes from people arrested in prostitution stings, suspected gamblers and others.

Ohio Democrats make another attempt at $15 minimum wage

Democrat lawmakers have resuscitated an effort to raise the state's minimum wage, an issue that has lost momentum in recent years as the economy took off and a number of large employers bumped up entry-level pay rates on their own.

Trout releases scheduled to begin

More than 100,000 rainbow trout will be stocked this spring in 66 Ohio public lakes, creating excellent fishing for anglers across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release were released at Adams Lake in Adams County earlier this month.

Men with convictions for attempted murder with a firearm and abduction among five people indicted in federal court for firearms crimes

Five people – including men with convictions for attempted murder with a firearm and abduction -- were indicted in federal court for firearms crimes.

Public comment period opens on change to out-of-state attorney admission rule

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until April 10 on a proposed amendment that would allow attorneys who passed another state’s bar exam to practice law in Ohio while their requests to be admitted to the Ohio bar without examination are pending.

BWC honors four Ohio employers for workplace safety innovations

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently presented four Ohio employers with awards for developing innovative solutions to safety concerns in their workplaces.

Free speech defender challenges 'dark money'

Near-hysterical charges lobbed at dark money are nothing new to the political scene during a given even-yeared election since the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in the Citizens United case in 2010.

Lead defendant pleads guilty to role in methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy

Defendant was housing and providing security for chemist sent by Mexican cartel to open a drug lab in Miami Valley

Bill would decriminalize hemp, establish cultivation program

State lawmakers took a first look at a bill that would allow Ohio farmers to cash in on hemp, marijuana's non-psychoactive cousin.

U.S. government officials, judges to speak at ABA Business Law meeting in Vancouver

Officials from the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, federal judges, along with national and international business law experts will be among the more than 1,600 participants at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting to be held March 28-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Women, second-career people may fill need for workers in funeral industry

At more than 77 million of them, the aging Baby boomers comprise the biggest generation yet to reach its Golden Years.

Attorney General Yost files suit in conjunction with a major nationwide takedown of tech support scams

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that he has sued the operators of a tech support scam as part of a nationwide crackdown on fraudsters who try to trick consumers into buying costly tech support and repair services.

Sealed records expand hope

For someone who has been arrested but never convicted of a crime or has had their case dismissed, removing a case record from the public offers fairness. For those with convictions who finish their court-ordered sentences, removing public access to case documents gives them a chance to move forward.

OSU professor mulls minimum two-year moratorium on legal marijuana

Marijuana is now legal for medical use in Ohio, which joins 32 other states and the District of Columbia on the decriminalized track of the federally classified Schedule I drug.

New music festival coming to Columbus this summer

Central Ohio and Cleveland business officials are collaborating to bring a new music festival to Columbus this summer.