A couple weeks ago I received an email from a lawyer who represents an Ohio man who says he was arrested and fined after being accused of stealing an Ohio fishing license from a Texas man.
I asked the lawyer if I could talk about the story.
I did not get the same response back.
The lawyer had been hired by the Ohio attorney general’s office to represent a Texas family whose fishing license was stolen from a Louisiana man.
But he was not there when the family was stopped by police and told to stop fishing.
The Louisiana man had been arrested and charged with the theft of a fishing permit, the lawyer said.
He said the man was also accused of illegally using his fishing license for something unrelated to fishing.
A judge set bail at $100,000 for the man.
The attorney told me that he had not seen the attorney’s email, and did not know if he was speaking to the family’s lawyer or the attorney general.
In a separate case, the attorney in that case said that the man had an Ohio license but that he was in Texas, where the fishing license belonged to the state.
“The fishing license that was stolen was issued by Louisiana.
The fishing license in Louisiana belongs to the county of Livingston,” he said.
“They are not the same license.
They are different licenses.
Louisiana is not the state of Louisiana.”
I asked whether the lawyer’s case had been assigned to the Ohio Attorney General’s office.
The office did not have a copy of the email or any other records of the case.
I called the office of Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine and left a message.
He did not respond to an email.
In other cases, Ohio officials have had trouble with fishing license theft.
In 2012, the Ohio legislature passed a bill that would have required Ohio to issue licenses to any person who obtained one through fraud or theft.
The Ohio Attorney Generals Office said it had been asked to investigate, but did not receive a response to questions about that case.
In 2014, Ohio lawmakers passed a law that would allow license holders to petition the court to overturn a license revocation order.
The law would allow those who lost their license to appeal to the Supreme Court, where they would have to show they had lost their right to fish.
But the bill died in the Ohio House of Representatives.
In Ohio, fishing license revocation is a misdemeanor.
The person who lost the license could face up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.