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ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, Feeding Georgia, and the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia today kicked off the 12th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week fundraising competition to benefit the state’s seven regional food banks. This year’s drive will take place from April 17 – 28, 2023, and is open to everyone in the legal community, including law firms, legal organizations, corporate or in-house counsel, clerks and judges. Every dollar raised directly benefits the regional food bank in each competitor’s respective community, and every $1 donated helps to provide $8 in groceries to our neighbors in need.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that a federal court has issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing or enforcing its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule in Georgia and 23 other states. In February, Carr co-led a coalition of 24 states in filing suit against the EPA, asking a federal court to vacate the WOTUS Rule and declare it unlawful.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Prosecution Division is participating in a nationwide investigation into suspected users of Genesis Market, a dark net marketplace that is known to traffic in the stolen credentials of victims whose computers have been infected with malware. Over the course of their investigation into the illicit online marketplace, federal law enforcement worked to identify those who purchased and used these stolen access credentials to commit fraud and other cybercrimes. This effort resulted in hundreds of leads being sent to law enforcement throughout the United States, including the Georgia Office of the Attorney General. Federal authorities also recently announced the seizure of 11 domain names used to support Genesis Market’s infrastructure.
“While today’s hearing was the final chapter in our prosecution of this multi-defendant case, our support of this victim is unwavering"
In 2019, I convened a meeting with the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC), the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and the Georgia Catholic Conference to discuss the growing sexual abuse scandal plaguing the Roman Catholic Church globally. Our meeting led to PAC, the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and the Diocese of Savannah entering into a Memorandum of Understanding permitting PAC to conduct an independent review of Church records concerning suspected child abuse at the hands of Church leaders in Georgia.
"Political activism of any kind does not belong on the bench"
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and Insurance Commissioner John King are urging Georgians to be on the lookout for home repair fraud, insurance scams, price gouging, and other schemes following the recent tornadoes and severe storms that moved throughout the state.
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.
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.
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.