Welcome to the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia. We enforce the criminal laws of the United States, represent the United States' interest in civil proceedings, and work collaboratively with partners in law enforcement and the community to make our district as safe as possible. Our mission is to serve you. We protect your safety in the community by prosecuting a broad array of federal crimes, including terrorism, human trafficking, cybercrime, civil rights, identity theft, child exploitation, and large-scale drug trafficking cases. We aggressively investigate and prosecute corruption by those in public office, government service, and corporate boardrooms. We preserve the integrity of federal programs that spend your tax dollars by litigating cases of fraud and theft from Medicare, the VA, HUD, and other agencies. Every day, our lawyers and support staff promote the mission of the Justice Department and make our community and our country a better place to live.
Our office priorities go beyond prosecuting criminals and litigating cases. We believe that arrests and prosecutions alone cannot solve all of the crime problems in our District. Accordingly, our office engages in prevention efforts to educate citizens about public safety threats, deter students and adults alike from turning to criminal conduct, and provide ex-offenders with an intensive re-entry program after they complete their sentences of imprisonment. We have sponsored public summits on violent crime, prescription drug abuse, human trafficking, prison re-entry, and other topics to bring together community members and law enforcement and find creative solutions to these problems.
Our web site is designed to provide information about our office and its many components. Our News Section highlights some of our cases and provides you more insight into what happens in federal investigations and their final outcomes in our federal courts.
Thank you for visiting our site.
John A. Horn, Acting United States Attorney
January 22, 2015
January 21, 2015
Former Spalding County Battalion Chief and Firefighter Sentenced to Prison for tipping off Drug Dealers
January 9, 2015
California Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Defrauding Delta and Northwest Air Lines of more than $36 Million
January 7, 2015
January 6, 2015
December 23, 2014
Baggage Handler at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Arrested for Smuggling Guns into Airport by Evading Security
December 22, 2014
Attorney General Holder Statement on President Obama's Intent to Nominate US Attorney Sally Yates to be Deputy Attorney General
December 18, 2014
Eight Members of Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Operating in Atlanta Sentenced to Federal Prison
December 16, 2014
December 12, 2014
December 9, 2014
December 3, 2014
December 2, 2014
One of the key priorities of the United States Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice is Human Trafficking. The Office held a large-scale Summit on Human Trafficking in Atlanta, gathering victims, service providers, law enforcement officers and community leaders, who have now joined together to fight Human Trafficking. A comprehensive summary of the entire day-long Summit is now available through a special page--click the link here to see the highlights of our featured topic: Human Trafficking.
Another one of the priorities of the office is to reach out to young people, particularly those in at-risk neighborhoods. Our recent Youth Justice Summit is the latest effort to connect and make a difference in the community.