Carr: Hotel Clerk Indicted for Human Trafficking in Fulton County

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of Dionte Johnson, age 30, of Atlanta, on two counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude. Johnson was previously employed as a clerk at the Economy Hotel in Fulton County, where these acts are alleged to have occurred.

Carr Files Brief to Preserve and Protect Communication in Ongoing TikTok Investigation

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 45 attorneys general in asking a state court to compel TikTok to produce information that was previously requested as part of an ongoing investigation into whether the company violated consumer protection laws in Georgia and other states.

Carr: Griffin Woman Indicted for Allegedly Forging DECAL Application for New Childcare Center

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Tameika Caslin, age 46, of Griffin, Georgia, has been indicted on one count of Forgery in the First Degree. Specifically, Caslin is alleged to have submitted to the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) an altered letter purporting to be from the Upson County Building and Zoning Department as part of an application to open a childcare center.

Carr Recognizes National Consumer Protection Week

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is recognizing March 5-11, 2023, as National Consumer Protection Week by highlighting the efforts of Georgia’s Consumer Protection Division and sharing important tips on how to avoid scams.

Carr Files Appeal to Continue State’s Civil Enforcement Action Against Stacey Abrams-Founded New Georgia Project

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today filed an appeal seeking to continue the State’s civil enforcement action against New Georgia Project, an organization founded and first led by Stacey Abrams.

Carr’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Obtains Guilty Verdict in Minor Sex Trafficking Case in Clayton County

Case has now resulted in four convictions, was re-opened by AG's Human Trafficking Investigator following creation of new Unit in 2019

Carr Announces Indictment of Douglas County Officials, Employee and Contractor

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of Douglas County Chairwoman Romona Jackson Jones, Douglas County Commissioner Henry Mitchell, Douglas County Tax Commissioner Greg Baker, former Purchasing Director Bill Peacock, and Anthony Knight, owner of S&A Express. This indictment relates to a contract awarded to S&A Express for professional janitorial services for the Douglas County Annex Building. All defendants are charged with Conspiracy in Restraint of Free and Open Competition in Transactions.

Carr: Three Indicted in Gwinnett County for Racketeering Involving Multiple Cyber Fraud Schemes

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of Ugochinyere Anazodo, Dominique Beaulieu, and Willy Obena on two counts of Racketeering. The defendants are alleged to have participated in a criminal enterprise with the purpose of obtaining and laundering the stolen proceeds of cyber fraud schemes. Specifically, the defendants are alleged to have engaged in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam targeting the Georgia Department of Transportation and a romance scam targeting a private citizen

Carr: Former Pickens County School Superintendent and Wife Sentenced to Prison for Theft, Racketeering

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that former Pickens County School Superintendent Carlton Wilson and his wife, Cindy Wilson, have been sentenced to prison for theft and racketeering. These charges, among others, stem from Mr. Wilson’s engagement in various schemes intended to illegally obtain funds for personal use. Mrs. Wilson also participated in one of these schemes. The Wilsons previously entered guilty pleas on Nov. 30, 2022.

Carr Challenges New WOTUS Rule to Protect Georgia Farmers, Landowners

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly published final rule which redefines the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). Carr, who is co-leading the suit, is joined by 23 other attorneys general in asking a federal court to vacate the WOTUS Rule and declare it unlawful.