Thu. 11:39am: AG’s office looking into funeral donations

WARREN – Representatives of the Ohio Attorney General’s office interviewed Council President Bob Dean Saturday regarding how the money raised for the six teens killed in a single vehicle accident on March 10 was distributed.

Family members of the deceased who have been questioning how the more than $61,000 raised for the funeral expenses was being paid out went to the Warren Police Department to file charges against Dean.

Warren police turned over the information to Ohio Attorney General’s Office to investigate.

The attorney general’s office contacted Dean on Friday and interviewed him Saturday.

“I spoke with them for about 1 hour and 40 minutes, explaining what was done,” Dean said today. “There was no wrongdoing. They presented several options to me, including what was called the Chardon example, where money was raised for the families children shot at the school.

“They suggested that the money could be transferred to a 501(c)3, which is a nonprofit that raises money for charities,” Dean said. “I am doing that today.”

As of today, there was $15,030.39 remaining of the amount raised was still in the Huntington Bank account.