CONSUMER ALERT: Tips for a Safe, Fun, Halloween

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is wishing all Georgians a happy Halloween and offering parents and guardians some tips to ensure children stay safe. 

“Halloween is meant to be a treat each year for Georgia’s children and their families,” said Attorney General Carr, “As Georgians discuss the perfect costumes and best routes to take, carving out some time to discuss safety can help ensure that the night is filled with fun.”

Carr Recognizes DEA Drug Take Back Day, Encourages Georgians to Participate

Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging all Georgians to join the Office of the Attorney General and the Statewide Opioid Task Force in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day efforts. The nationwide event will take place this Saturday, October 26, 2019 at participating locations from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Carr, EPD File Complaint against BD for Violations of Georgia Law and Rules

Attorney General Chris Carr today filed a complaint in Newton County Superior Court on behalf of Governor Brian Kemp and the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (EPD) to temporarily stop Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) from operating its Covington medical device sterilization facility in an unlawful manner.

Carr Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Georgia to Receive More Than $3.3M

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a multistate settlement along with 40 states and the District of Columbia requiring Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. to pay nearly $116.9 million for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

 

Execution Date Set for Ray Jefferson Cromartie

ATLANTA, GA – An execution date for Ray Jefferson Cromartie has been set for October 30, 2019. Attorney General Chris Carr offers the following information in the case against Cromartie for the 1994 murder of Richard Slysz. In addition to the murder of Mr. Slysz, Cromartie critically wounded Dan Wilson.

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.