CONSUMER ALERT: AG Carr and the Better Business Bureau Warn Georgians Not to Fall for a Utility Scam

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of North Georgia are recognizing Nov. 16, 2022, as Utility Scam Awareness Day by warning consumers and businesses to watch out for scammers posing as utility company representatives in an attempt to steal your money.

Carr Announces Enforcement Actions Against Two Alleged Illegal Robocallers

"This is just the beginning of our efforts as part of the newly-formed Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force"

Carr: Georgia Joins Historic $391.5 Million Multistate Settlement with Google over Location Tracking Practices

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia, along with 39 other states, has joined a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices. This is the largest multistate privacy settlement reached by a coalition of attorneys general in the history of the United States. Georgia will receive more than $12.4 million from the settlement.

Carr’s Gang Prosecution Unit Indicts Three in Muscogee County for Murder and Gang Charges

Indictment stems from the shooting deaths of two individuals in June 2021

Carr’s Gang Prosecution Unit Indicts Four Alleged Members of Purps Criminal Street Gang on 32 Charges in Dougherty County

"This case serves as a reminder that gangs can start, operate and recruit in our schools, and we must put a stop to it"

Carr: Gwinnett County Man Convicted of Human Trafficking in Unit’s First Undercover Chat Case

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Demonte Engle has pleaded guilty to one count of Human Trafficking following an undercover investigation conducted by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in 2021. This is the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit’s first undercover chat case, whereas the defendant solicited a purported 14-year-old female online for sex but was actually communicating with an undercover officer. This also marks the fourth conviction to be obtained by the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit since July 25, 2022.

Carr: Medicaid Fraud Division Obtains Guilty Plea in DeKalb County

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Janice Cooks has pleaded guilty to one felony count of Medicaid Fraud in DeKalb County Superior Court. Judge Gregory A. Adams accepted the plea on Oct. 11, 2022, and sentenced the defendant to 10 years of probation. The Court also ordered the defendant to repay $31,519.60 in restitution. Cooks is now excluded from practicing as a provider of healthcare services under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Carr’s Gang Prosecution Unit Indicts Five in Cobb County

Indictment stems from a drive-by shooting alleged to have occurred in Marietta in June 2021

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 Halloween.

Carr’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Indicts Two Alleged Sellers, Three Buyers in Cherokee and Fulton County

Two indictments involve the alleged trafficking of one underage female victim