Carr Reveals Georgia’s Top Consumer Complaints for 2020

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced Georgia’s top consumer complaints for 2020. This announcement follows the release of the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA).

SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns of Pyramid Schemes Aimed at Instagram Users

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about a new take on the classic pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal multilevel marketing programs that promise consumers or investors large profits based primarily on recruiting others to join their program, not based on profits from any real investment or real sale of goods to the public. They may require you to buy products before you are eligible to be paid or receive bonuses, and you may need to pay fees for things like training sessions or expensive marketing materials. Plus, you can pretty much count on the fact that the only people making money are the scammers who are running it.

Carr Appoints Substitute Prosecutors to Handle Matters After Fulton County DA’s Disqualification

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Office of the Attorney General has appointed substitute prosecutors to handle the matters of State of Georgia v. Devin Brosnan and Garrett Rolfe, Fulton County Superior Court and State of Georgia v. Roland Claud, Mark Gardner, Lonnie Hood, Armon Jones, Willie Sauls and Ivory Streeter, Fulton County Superior Court.

Carr Provides Statement on National Opioid Discussions with Distributors and Manufacturer

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is providing the following statement about the on-going discussions with Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors of opioids – and Johnson & Johnson – manufacturer and marketer of opioids.

Carr: U.S. Department of Education Backs Off Critical Race Theory

ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, the Biden Administration reversed course on educational proposals aimed at imposing the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT), the 1619 Project, and other similar curriculum into America’s classrooms. The move comes on the heels of a 20-state effort pushing back against the proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Education establishing priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs.

Carr Commends Governor’s Appointments of Colvin and Pinson to Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today issued the following statements regarding Governor Brian Kemp’s appointment of The Honorable Verda Colvin to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia and The Honorable Andrew Pinson to serve as a judge on the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Carr, 17 States Defend Ban on Experimental Transgender Treatments for Children

ATLANTA, GA  - Attorney General Chris Carr joined a coalition of 17 states in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to protect children from experimental transgender treatments that can cause devastating and irreversible damage

Carr: Coalition Responds to Biden Administration’s Unconstitutional Changes to Federal Employment and Election Guidelines 

Atlanta, GA - In a letter to President Joe Biden, Attorney General Carr, along with 20 other state attorneys general, voiced opposition to the unlawful regulatory guidance recently issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Education. The new guidelines attempt to force radical changes on nearly every employer and school across the nation.

Carr Stops Company from Exploiting Georgians  

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Burlington Financial Group, LLC, Katherine Burnham, Sang Yi, and Richard Burnham (Burlington) have entered into a consent judgment with the State of Georgia and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to resolve allegations that they violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Fair Business Practices Act (FBPA), and the Debt Adjustment Act in connection with the marketing, sale, and provision of debt relief and credit repair services.

Carr, U.S. Marshals Service and Locals Partner in Operation Not Forgotten 2021, Recover 20 Endangered Missing Children

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General recently partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service’s (USMS) Missing Child Unit and Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force* (SERFTF), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and Georgia state and local agencies for a two-week operation in May. Operation Not Forgotten 2021 was designed to recover endangered missing children in the metro Atlanta area. The group, led by the U.S. Marshals Service’s SERFTF, recovered 20 children, 16 of which were suspected victims of sex trafficking.