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U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin Glassman

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An acting federal prosecutor was named Monday for the Southern District of Ohio after the former officeholder stepped down under the Justice Department’s transition to the administration of President Joe Biden.

Vipal Patel, a longtime assistant U.S. attorney from Dayton, will serve as acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, overseeing criminal prosecutions in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and most of Appalachian Ohio.

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Two Columbus residents are among three individuals charged in connection with a $5 million online vehicle-sale scam.