CONSUMER ALERT: Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is offering important safety tips to help Georgia families prepare for the upcoming Halloween weekend. 

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns Georgians to Look Out for World Series Ticket Scams

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Atlanta Braves fans to look out for ticket scams ahead of this week’s World Series games. Major sporting events present an opportunity for scammers to exploit consumers through the sale of fake, void or stolen tickets on the secondary market. Ticket scams not only pose a risk for financial theft, but consumers may also fall victim to identity theft if both financial and personal information is provided as part of the transaction.

Carr Warns Georgians to be Aware of Fraudulent Charities

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is joining with state charities regulators and the Federal Trade Commission to observe International Charity Fraud Awareness Week from Oct. 18-22. This is a coordinated campaign to help charities and consumers avoid charity fraud and promote wise giving.

Carr Announces New Solicitor General  

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the hiring of Stephen Petrany as Georgia’s solicitor general. The hiring will take effect Nov. 16, 2021. 

 

Carr joins 17-state effort to protect First Amendment right of parents from Biden administration's intimidation tactics

Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a 17-state effort to deter the Biden administration from threatening parents who express their views to school officials on issues regarding their children’s education.

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.