AG, GBI Announce Investigation of Former Board of Regents Member

Attorney General Chris Carr and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation today announced that a joint investigation of suspected racketeering and criminal attempt to commit theft by taking has warranted the arrest of Clarence Dean Alford, a former member of the Board of Regents representing Georgia’s 4th Congressional District. Alford has resigned from the Board of Regents, effective immediately. The Board of Regents is the body with the responsibility of overseeing the University System of Georgia. 

Carr Releases Cybersecurity Guide for Georgia Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Houses of Worship

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the release of a brand new resource for Georgia small businesses, non-profit organizations and houses of worship. The release of Cybersecurity in Georgia coincides with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.

Carr Co-Leads 18 States in Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Free Exercise Rights, Reverse Montana Decision Striking Down School Choice Program

Attorney General Chris Carr on Wednesday filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a Montana Supreme Court decision that required the state to exclude religious school options for parents participating in a state tax credit scholarship program.

Carr Joins Coalition in Support of Energy Rule

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the state of Georgia has joined a coalition of officials from 20 states in supporting the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule as it faces a challenge in court. The coalition, in a motion filed Thursday, seeks to intervene in defense of the rule’s repeal of the so-called Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era regulation.

 

Carr Joins CFPB and State Regulators to Launch American Consumer Financial Innovation Network

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the state of Georgia will join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s American Consumer Financial Innovation Network (ACFIN). The purpose of the ACFIN is to enhance coordination among federal and state regulators and facilitate financial innovation.

Carr Joins 49 Colleagues in Multistate, Bipartisan Antitrust Investigation into Google

ATLANTA, GA –Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has joined 49 other attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behavior that harms consumers.

 

AJC: Carr Op-Ed: Georgia's Working to End Substance Addiction, Overcome Stigma

September is National Recovery Month, and today, an estimated 180,000 Georgians are living with an opioid-use disorder. To put this staggering number into perspective, that means we have a population the size of Macon coping with the malicious effects caused by the opioid crisis.

Carr Warns of Potential Scams and Price Gouging Related to Hurricane Dorian

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Dorian approaches Georgia’s coastline.

 

Carr Issues Statement on Isakson’s Service in the U.S. Senate

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today issued the following statement regarding U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s service in the U.S. Senate.

Carr: Opioid Litigation Accepted into Business Case Division in Gwinnett Superior Court

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that The Metro Atlanta Business Case Division Judges Committee has granted a motion to transfer the State’s opioid litigation to the Business Case Division in Gwinnett County Superior Court.