Justice Approves Georgia's Redistricting Plans

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the congressional and legislative maps passed into law this summer by the state of Georgia, the state’s elected leaders learned today.

Former Medicaid Claims Biller Indicted for Re-directing Medicaid Payments to His Personal Bank Account

A Fulton County Grand Jury indicted Dimitrius Franks, of Fairburn, Georgia, on one count of Medicaid Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)(1)), three counts of Computer Theft (O.C.G.A § 16-9-93(a)), and three counts of Theft by Taking (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-2) on December 20, 2011.

DeKalb County Physician Indicted for Using Medicaid Funds to Perform Abortions

A DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted Tyrone Cecil Malloy, MD, and his former office manager CathyAnn Edwards Warner on December 8, 2011, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud, O.C.G.A. 49-4-146.1(b)(2).

Sponsors of Cell Phone Robo-Call Legislation Drop Bill Following Letter from Attorneys General

A federal proposal allowing robo-calls to cell phones has been withdrawn by the sponsors after facing strong opposition from Attorneys General and consumer advocates across the county.

Alabama, Georgia Attorneys General Ask 11th Circuit to Stay Immigration Cases Pending the Supreme Court Decision In Arizona's Case

Today, Alabama and Georgia filed motions to stay the proceedings in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals related to the immigration laws recently passed in both states.

Attorney General Olens Pleased with Supreme Court's Decision to Review Arizona's Immigration Law

Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has agreed to review the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit striking down portions of the State of Arizona’s immigration law. Attorney General Olens commended the Court’s decision to grant certiorari:

Medicaid Contractor Employee Indicted for Computer Theft

Romona Ferrell-Davis was indicted by a DeKalb County Grand Jury on December 8, 2011 on four counts of Computer Theft (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-93(a)(1)), one count of Computer Invasion of Privacy (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-93(c)) and one count of Identity Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-121 (a)(1)).

Long County Woman Pleads Guilty to Forging State Health Insurance Eligibility Form

Marla Reddish entered a guilty plea yesterday in Fulton County Superior Court to one count of forgery in the first degree for forging her ex-husband’s signature. The indictment charged that Reddish forged a signature required on an eligibility form for state health insurance.

Attorney General Sam Olens Joins 53 Other Attorneys General in Fight Against Robo-Calls to Cell Phones

Attorney General Sam Olens today joined 53 other attorneys general in asking Congress to oppose legislation targeting consumers’ telephone privacy. The “Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011” [H.R.

Chattooga County Lawyer Fined $18K for Election Fraud

Albert C. Palmour, a Chattooga County lawyer, must pay an $18,000.00 fine for his role in aiding Carlton Vines, a 2006 State Court Judge candidate, in an election fraud scheme involving absentee ballots after the Georgia Court of Appeals dismissed Palmour’s appeal.