Carr: Coalition Voices Opposition to Biden Administration’s Proposed “Privacy Invading” IRS Proposal

Atlanta, GA - In a letter to President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Attorney General Chris Carr, along with 19 other state attorneys general, voiced opposition to the administration advocating a policy that would provide the federal government with unprecedented access to nearly every American’s bank account and financial transaction information.

Attorney General Carr Joins 19-State Effort Urging Congress to Oppose Legislation Increasing Natural Gas, Oil Costs  

Atlanta — Attorney General Carr joined a 19-state coalition urging Congress to reject burdensome legislation that would increase fees on energy producers and hit American consumers with even greater price hikes as heating bills surge this winter.

 

Carr: Pair Sentenced in First Human Trafficking Trial

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit obtained lengthy prison sentences for two individuals convicted of Human Trafficking. The case included two counts each of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude. A Cobb County Jury had returned the verdict on September 24, 2021 in the trial of the State of Georgia v. Keron Hamilton and Meyetta King-Brown.  The case marked the first jury trial conviction for Carr’s Human Trafficking Unit that was formed in 2019.

Attorney General’s Office Announces Guilty Plea and Prison Sentence of Former Board of Regents Member

ATLANTA, GA — The Office of the Attorney General today announced that Clarence Dean Alford, a former member of the Board of Regents representing Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, pleaded guilty to Racketeering today.  He pleaded guilty before Chief Superior Court Judge Robert F. Mumford.

CARR: BIPARTISAN COALITION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ADDRESSING YOUTH SOCIAL MEDIA USE

Yesterday, Attorney General Chris Carr joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for the hearings being conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee addressing protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. 

Attorney General Carr Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the Attorney General’s Office wants Georgians to know how to keep their sensitive information safe from cybercriminals.

Carr: Human Trafficking Unit obtains Guilty Verdict in First Human Trafficking Case

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has obtained a guilty verdict in its first trial on all counts against two individuals which included two counts each of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude. A Cobb County Jury returned the verdict on September 24, 2021, in the trial of the State of Georgia v. Keron Hamilton and Meyetta King-Brown.

Carr Warns of Flood-Damaged Vehicles Being Sold in the Wake of Hurricane Ida

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is advising consumers who are buying used cars to be wary of vehicles that might have suffered flood damage as the result of Hurricane Ida.  Flood-damaged vehicles are often sold at auction and then wind up on used car lots. Sometimes the vehicle’s title will indicate “salvage” or “totaled,” but sometimes the vehicle is retitled in another state and the damage on the vehicle’s title is not disclosed as required, a practice known as “title washing.”

Carr Warns Georgians to Look Out for Imposter Scams

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is cautioning Georgians about several imposter scams that are making the rounds.

“Scammers may try to gain your confidence by posing as a legitimate company or government agency,” warns Attorney General Carr. “Consumers should be very wary of unsolicited text messages, emails and phone calls and avoid providing sensitive information, clicking on links, or downloading file attachments unless they know for a fact that the sender or caller is who they claim to be.” 

Human Trafficking Unit Receives Guilty Plea and Maximum 20 Year Sentence

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit obtained a guilty plea and 20 year prison sentence of Jevarius Torel Wisdom for charges of human trafficking, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  A Greene County Superior Court Judge accepted the plea on September 20, 2021.