Carr Recognizes National Consumer Protection Week

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is recognizing March 5-11, 2023, as National Consumer Protection Week by highlighting the efforts of Georgia’s Consumer Protection Division and sharing important tips on how to avoid scams.

Carr Files Appeal to Continue State’s Civil Enforcement Action Against Stacey Abrams-Founded New Georgia Project

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today filed an appeal seeking to continue the State’s civil enforcement action against New Georgia Project, an organization founded and first led by Stacey Abrams.

Carr’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Obtains Guilty Verdict in Minor Sex Trafficking Case in Clayton County

Case has now resulted in four convictions, was re-opened by AG's Human Trafficking Investigator following creation of new Unit in 2019

Carr Announces Indictment of Douglas County Officials, Employee and Contractor

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of Douglas County Chairwoman Romona Jackson Jones, Douglas County Commissioner Henry Mitchell, Douglas County Tax Commissioner Greg Baker, former Purchasing Director Bill Peacock, and Anthony Knight, owner of S&A Express. This indictment relates to a contract awarded to S&A Express for professional janitorial services for the Douglas County Annex Building. All defendants are charged with Conspiracy in Restraint of Free and Open Competition in Transactions.

Carr: Three Indicted in Gwinnett County for Racketeering Involving Multiple Cyber Fraud Schemes

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of Ugochinyere Anazodo, Dominique Beaulieu, and Willy Obena on two counts of Racketeering. The defendants are alleged to have participated in a criminal enterprise with the purpose of obtaining and laundering the stolen proceeds of cyber fraud schemes. Specifically, the defendants are alleged to have engaged in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam targeting the Georgia Department of Transportation and a romance scam targeting a private citizen

Carr: Former Pickens County School Superintendent and Wife Sentenced to Prison for Theft, Racketeering

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that former Pickens County School Superintendent Carlton Wilson and his wife, Cindy Wilson, have been sentenced to prison for theft and racketeering. These charges, among others, stem from Mr. Wilson’s engagement in various schemes intended to illegally obtain funds for personal use. Mrs. Wilson also participated in one of these schemes. The Wilsons previously entered guilty pleas on Nov. 30, 2022.

Carr Challenges New WOTUS Rule to Protect Georgia Farmers, Landowners

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly published final rule which redefines the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). Carr, who is co-leading the suit, is joined by 23 other attorneys general in asking a federal court to vacate the WOTUS Rule and declare it unlawful.

Carr: Eight Indicted in Gwinnett County Following Major Human Trafficking, Gang Investigation

Defendants also charged with Racketeering, Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault

CONSUMER ALERT: Don’t Fall for a Romance Scam this Valentine’s Day

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is sharing important tips to help Georgians avoid romance scams this Valentine’s Day.

“Unfortunately, con artists will prey on people’s most vulnerable emotions by taking advantage of those who turn to online platforms in an attempt to foster new connections,” said Carr. “On Valentine’s Day and all year-round, you should be cautious with what you share online and never send money or sensitive data to someone you have not met in person. Knowledge is key, and our Consumer Protection Division is offering important tips to help all Georgians protect against romance scams and keep their hard-earned dollars safe.”

AG Carr, Gov. Kemp Host Georgia Anti-Gang Network Meeting in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, joined by Governor Brian Kemp, today hosted the latest meeting of the Georgia Anti-Gang Network in Atlanta. With local, state and federal partners in attendance, the meeting centered on new and ongoing anti-recruitment efforts, including SB 44, which increases the penalties for those convicted of recruiting a person under the age of 17 into a criminal street gang.