Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joins members of the Ohio General Assembly in calling for the adoption of tougher laws dealing with cyber fraud. The proposal is sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) and State Representative Ross McGregor (R-Springfield).
The proposed legislation will give the Attorney General's Office authority to investigate cyber fraud with subpoena power. The ability to subpoena the phone records, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and payment information will allow the Attorney General's Office to prepare these cases for prosecution by a county or special prosecutor and assist local law enforcement with any investigation.
Carol O'Brien, Delaware County Prosecutor
Matthew S. Schmidt, Ross County Prosecutor
September 15, 2011