Prosecutors want to revoke disgraced Portsmouth attorney Mike Mearan’s bail. They asked Judge Patricia Cosgrove to send him back to jail for failing to comply with the conditions set forth in his bond. They cite that Mearan was forbidden to practice law (by Cosgrove) and continued to retain clients.
Cosgrove has agreed but ordered Mearan to house arrest. He may only leave for medical or legal appointments and to observe any religious events.
Mearan, a former Portsmouth City Councilman, faces a long list of charges. The charges say he was behind a human trafficking ring that operated for 15 years.
They released, a plea to the public “Anyone with information about Michael Mearan’s suspicious activity can call 1-855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446) or file a tip anonymously online.” This ability to file a tip is still available.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman announced Mearan’s indictment back on October 23.
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