Carr Recognizes National Sunshine Week, Continues to Champion Open Government during Coronavirus Outbreak

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is recognizing March 15 - 21, 2020 as National Sunshine Week and reinforcing to all public officials at the local, state and federal level the importance of continuing to operate openly and transparently in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kemp Declares State of Emergency for Coronavirus Outbreak, Invokes Price Gouging Statute 

ATLANTA, GA - The State of Georgia’s Price Gouging Statutes were activated upon Governor Brian Kemp’s signing the State of Emergency declaration on March 14, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. 

ICYMI: When it comes to fighting cybercrime, public-private sector cooperation is key

MARIETTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr penned the following op-ed: It was published in the Marietta Daily Journal on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Carr Appoints New Chief Deputy for Georgia Department of Law

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr has appointed W. Wright Banks, Jr. to serve as Chief Deputy for the Georgia Department of Law.

Carr Announces Guilty Pleas in Three Medicaid Fraud Cases

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced Quanicia Wilson, Shuconda Tinsley and Denise McBride entered guilty pleas to Medicaid Fraud and other crimes. These cases combined will result in restitution of over $122,000.00 to Medicaid and a total of 30 years of probation or prison time for the Defendants

Georgia Medicaid Provider and Senior Executives Agree to Pay $1.75 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak and partners today announced that STG Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. (“STG Healthcare”) and  CEO Paschal “Pat” Gilley and CFO Matthew Gilley have agreed to pay 1.75 million to settle allegations involving false claims submitted to Medicare and the Georgia Medicaid program. The Medicaid portion of the settlement is approximately $607,682. 

Carr Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is joining a group of federal, state and local government agencies and national consumer advocacy organizations in recognizing National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 1-7, 2020.

Carr Announces the 9th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

Atlanta, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that registration is open for the 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger across the state. The 2020 competition will take place April 20 – May 1, and is managed in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General, the State Bar of Georgia, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association.
 

Carr Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Defending States’ Rights to Regulate the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today joined a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting states’ ability to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. In Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the attorneys general argue that states regulate pharmacy benefit managers, (also known as PBMs) to protect consumers and promote access to affordable healthcare.

Carr, DA’s Announce Human Trafficking Prosecutions in Gwinnett, Greene, Chatham and Cobb Counties

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with District Attorneys representing four of Georgia’s judicial circuits, today announced indictments in four domestic minor sex trafficking cases.