Carr Joins 19-State Coalition Defending an Arkansas Law to Protect Down Syndrome Babies from Abortion

ATLANTA, GAAttorney General Chris Carr today joined a coalition of 19 states filing an amicus brief in support of an Arkansas law that would prohibit abortions solely based on a pre-natal Down Syndrome diagnosis. The brief was filed this morning in the case Leslie Rutledge v. Little Rock Planning Services.

Carr: Kemp Declares State of Emergency due to Colonial Pipeline Cyber Incident,  Invokes Price Gouging Statute

ATLANTA, GA – On May 10, 2021, Governor Brian P. Kemp declared a  Download this pdf file. State of Emergency  as a result of the petroleum shortage from the May 7, 2021 cyber-attack on the Colonial Pipeline. The State of Emergency will remain in effect through 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2021. When Gov. Kemp declared this State of Emergency, Georgia’s price gouging statutes were activated. 

Carr Provides Statement on National Police Week

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today provided the following statement in recognition of National Police Week.

Carr Joins Gov. Kemp for Signing of Bill to Protect Citizens with Preexisting Conditions, Ensure Positive Health Care Outcomes

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today joined Governor Brian P. Kemp as he signed House Bill 509. HB 509 will preserve protections of preexisting medical conditions for Georgians and ensure they are provided health care opportunities without limitation or exclusion. State Representative Houston Gaines, who sponsored the bill in the Georgia House, and representatives from the Department of Insurance also joined Attorney General Carr and Governor Kemp.

Carr Recognizes Older Americans Month

ATLANTA, GA – In recognition of Older Americans Month, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging older consumers to protect themselves from fraudsters by becoming familiar with common scams and scam tactics. 

Prosecution Division Indicts Former Board of Regents Member

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General today announced that the Prosecution Division has indicted Clarence Dean Alford, a former member of the Board of Regents representing Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, for Racketeering (1 count), Criminal Attempt (1 count), Computer Forgery (1 count) and Forgery in the Second Degree (5 counts).The Rockdale County Superior Court returned the indictment on May 3, 2021.

SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns of Fake Calls from Scammers Posing as Attorney General’s Office

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning the public about a scam where con artists pose as government officials in an attempt to add credibility to their schemes. Specifically, we are aware that a robocall is making the rounds saying the Attorney General’s office is calling about “your case” and instructing the recipient to press “1” to avoid negative consequences.

Carr Joins 21 State Coalition in Submitting Comment Letter Opposing Use of “Social Cost” Analysis in Certification of Natural Gas Developments

ATLANTA, GA – Today, Attorney General Chris Carr joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a comment letter opposing the use of “social cost of carbon” analysis by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in certification decisions related to interstate natural gas pipeline construction.

Carr and Colleagues Urge Congress to Support Bipartisan Bill to Prevent School Violence

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with a bipartisan group of 40 attorneys general, is urging Congress to pass the EAGLES Act, a national program to prevent targeted school violence. The Act would expand the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) with a greater focus on school violence prevention.

Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Indicts Two on Human Trafficking Charges

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted Steven Ray Stone (3 counts) and Undra Henderson (1 count) for Trafficking a Person for Sexual Servitude. A Fulton County Grand Jury returned the indictment on April 8, 2021. The defendants were apprehended on April, 26, 2021 and April 27, 2021 respectively.