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Former Portsmouth City Council Member Facing Human Trafficking, Racketeering Charges

Oct 26, 2020

Michael Mearan
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An attorney in Scioto County has been charged with human trafficking. 

74-year-old Michael Mearan is scheduled for  arraignment today on human trafficking, racketeering and related charges. He previously denied involvement. But  after more than a decade of his alleged victims telling their stories  to federal authorities, the former Portsmouth City Council member was arrested last week.