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ATLANTA, GA –Today marks the first day of the 10th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week virtual fundraising drive fortified by Georgia’s legal community, benefitting the state’s regional food banks. The online event is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Food Bank Association. The competition has historically been timed to stock the food banks for the surge they experience during the summer when kids are out of school and eating more meals at home. This year and last, the Legal Food Frenzy is focused on helping the food banks respond to the unremitting increase in the number of Georgians in need of food assistance due to economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr is co-leading coalition of 22 attorneys general in sending a letter to President Biden and congressional leadership opposing bills to make the District of Columbia a state.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Unit has indicted* three former state employees for public corruption charges. A Fulton County Grand Jury returned all three indictments on April 8, 2021.
ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a 14-state coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Senate leaders opposing a pro-union bill. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (PRO Act) would negate state right-to-work laws and require workers to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and the Georgia Department of Health are again warning Georgians that scammers have been trying to exploit the vaccine rollout by calling, texting or emailing consumers asking for payment for the promise of getting the vaccine, scheduling an appointment or getting on the waiting list.
ATLANTA, GA – In honor of Financial Literacy Month in Georgia, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to take advantage of the educational resources available through the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Carr today called on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to help state attorneys general prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms. A bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general raised concerns about the public health risks of these fake cards in a letter to the companies’ CEOs.
ATLANTA, GA — Attorney General Chris Carr joined a motion to intervene in litigation to defend a U.S. Department of Labor rule clarifying the scope and application of religious exemptions for federal contractors. The 12-state intervention motion was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
ATLANTA, GA – The storms and tornadoes that passed through Georgia have put a number of residents in the position of having to repair and rebuild homes that were damaged. Unfortunately, there are home repair scammers out there who will try to exploit this disaster by asking for up-front payments for home repair services and then disappear without ever doing the work. In other cases, scammers may charge exorbitant prices, charge for unnecessary repairs or do sub-standard work.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Prosecution Division has indicted* Douglas Peterson, a former professor at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry, on charges of Racketeering and Theft by Taking. The Oconee County Superior Court returned the indictment on March 26, 2021.