Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Indicts Defendant on Human Trafficking Charges in DeKalb

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted Terry Florence in DeKalb County Superior Court for three counts of Trafficking a Person for Sexual Servitude.

Carr, 13-State Coalition Secure First Victory in Blocking the Biden Administration’s Nationwide Moratorium on Oil and Gas Leases and Drilling Permits

ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, Judge Terry Doughty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against President Biden’s ban on oil and gas leases on federal lands. Attorney General Chris Carr joined 12 other state attorneys general in filing suit to block the Biden Administration's violation of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), and the coalition is citing yesterday’s action as a major victory.

Carr Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Encourages Georgians to Learn Signs of Elder Abuse

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by encouraging all Georgians to learn the signs and how to report instances of abuse.

Georgia legal community raises record-breaking 3.7 million meals for food banks

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney Ge neral Chris Carr today announced that attorneys across Georgia raised a record-breaking 936,883 dollars for the state’s regional food banks in only 2 weeks during the 10th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy fundraising competition. This is the equivalent of 3,747,532 meals that the food  banks can distribute to feed hungry kids, seniors, and families in local Georgia communities.

Carr Joins Coalition of 24 States Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Second Amendment

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a coalition of 24 states to defend the Second Amendment at the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS). The coalition is urging SCOTUS to review a New Jersey law that limits magazine capacities.

Carr Prosecutes Former Chief Magistrate Judge in Pickens County for Public Corruption

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Prosecution Division has concluded its case against Judge William “Allen” Wigington, former Chief Magistrate Judge in Pickens County. He was found guilty of 1 count of Racketeering, 3 counts of Fourth Degree Forgery, 5 counts of Theft by Taking, 39 counts of Unauthorized Use of a Financial Transaction Card, and 1 Count of Violation of Oath of Office. In total, his crimes amounted to 44 felonies and 5 misdemeanors. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He will serve 5 in custody, followed by the remainder on probation. 

Carr Joins Coalition of AGs Urging Congressional Support for Fraud and Scam Reduction Act

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr is joining a coalition of 47 Attorneys General in urging congressional leaders to support the Fraud and Scam Reduction Act. The act, comprised of the Stop Senior Scam Act and Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2021, will assist stakeholders in training employees to recognize the warning signs of elder fraud and to prevent irreversible damage to elderly victims.

Carr Rejects Federal Government’s Call For Critical Race Theory in Schools

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Carr is joining a multi-state coalition of 20 attorneys general in urging the Biden Administration to reconsider educational proposals aimed at imposing the teaching of critical race theory (CRT), the 1619 Project and other similar curriculum into America’s classrooms. Such goals are woven into a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Education establishing priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs.

Carr and 18 State Attorneys General Call on Biden to Support Energy Infrastructure

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr and 18 other state attorneys general today called on President Joe Biden to support additional energy infrastructure – including the Keystone XL pipeline – following the Colonial pipeline shutdown that caused price spikes, fuel shortages, and Carter-style lines at gas stations across the south and eastern parts of the country. In a letter to President Biden, the coalition details the harm caused by his purported cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline and urged him to put Americans’ national security and the environment first.

Carr: HHS Cannot Federally Fund Abortion

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a group of 20 other attorneys general in demanding the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services decline to adopt a proposed regulation that would illegally fund abortion.