Attorney General Olens Part of $2.1 Billion Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Ocwen

Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion dollar joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Sam Olens, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia and the federal government.

Statement by Attorney General Olens on Balfour Verdict

Today, a jury returned a not-guilty verdict in The State v. Donald Balfour. Attorney General Samuel S. Olens offered the following comment:

Tutor to Low Income Children Accused of Forgery

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the Fulton County Grand Jury charged Domonique Scott with one count of Forgery in the First Degree (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-1) and three counts of False Statements (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20) for falsifying an application to provide tutoring to low income children.

Metro Atlanta Dentist Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Billing Georgia Medicaid Over $2 Million

On Friday, November 22, 2013, Kenneth Morris Wiggins, Jr. pleaded guilty to one felony count of Medicaid Fraud (O.G.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)) in Cobb County Superior Court. Wiggins was paid over $2,230,000 by Georgia Medicaid as a result of his fraudulent billing practices.

Man Pleads Guilty to Forging Stolen Income Tax Refund Checks

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Jean Samuel Gai pled guilty in Fulton County Superior Court to ten Counts of Forgery in the First Degree (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-1) for forging and depositing stolen income tax refund checks.

Registered Nurse Charged with Claiming to Treat Deceased Medicaid Patient

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, a Fulton County Grand Jury indicted Jeannette Mary Hokanson on 19 felony counts, including Identity Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-120), Forgery in the First Degree (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-1) and False Statements and Writings (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20).

Attorney General Olens and 33 AGs File Supreme Court Brief in Support of Child Pornography Victims

Attorney General Olens and 33 of his colleagues have filed a ‘friend of the court’ brief in the Supreme Court of the United States supporting full restitution for child pornography victims.

Olens, Fellow AGs Call on HHS to Fix Serious Affordable Care Act Flaws

Attorney General Sam Olens and nine state attorneys general have sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calling on the Obama Administration to support immediate legislative action to mitigate systemic implementation problems within the Affordable Care Act (AC

Attorney General Olens Announces Settlement with Kmart Over Drug Billing Allegations

Attorney General Sam Olens has announced that Georgia has joined with other states, territories, and the federal government to reach an agreement with Kmart Corporation (“Kmart”) to settle allegations that Kmart submitted false claims and false statements through its Kmart Pharmacy Centers to the

Former DeKalb Investigator Charged in Investment Fraud Scheme

On Friday, October 18, 2013, Michael David Potts Jr., a former investigator in the DeKalb County Solicitor General’s Office, was scheduled for arraignment in Carroll County Superior Court and pled not guilty to charges involving investment fraud.