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 manage programs for the community and state and local law enforcement to keep our district safe. Our mission is to serve you.  We protect your safety in the community by prosecuting terrorism, human trafficking, child exploitation, civil rights, 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 and other agencies.  Every day, our lawyers and support staff are inspired to 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 are always seeking to reach out and serve our communities.  We have partnered with the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the United States Bureau of Prisons, Federal Probation, and Morehouse School of Medicine-Community Voices to create a monthly program for those being released from prison into our community to provide them with necessary services and reduce recidivism.  We have sponsored public summits on violent crime, prescription drug abuse, human trafficking, 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, community resources, victim-witness services.  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.

Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney

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April 15, 2014

Former City of Marietta Employees and Landlords Indicted for Section 8 Housing Fraud

Synthetic Drugs - Real Consequences Summit 2014

April 14, 2014

Attorney Charged with Filing False Immigration Documents on Behalf of Alien/Client

Tax Fraudsters are Still at it The Old Fashioned Way Too

April 9, 2014

Former CEO of Atlanta-area Daycare Chain Convicted of Stealing Nearly $2 Million in Federal Child Nutrition Funds

April 8, 2014

Crime Victims' Rights Week "30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice"

April 3, 2014

Lingerie Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Bribery

March 27, 2014

Jackson Postal Worker Charged for Role in Planning Conley Postal Robbery

March 27, 2014

Leaders of Counterfeiting Ring Sentenced to Federal Prison

March 27, 2014

Two Men Indicted For Their Role in Manufacturing PCP That Led to Explosion

March 27, 2014

Former Newton County Deputy Sheriff Sentenced

March 26, 2014

Two "Pill Mill" Owners Convicted

March 25, 2014

Former Youth Director and Parish Outreach Coordinator Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

March 24, 2014

Former Middle School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

March 21, 2014

Former Georgia Department of Revenue Employees Indicted for Accepting Bribes

March 18, 2014

DeKalb Man Sentenced to 17 Years as Part of Robbery Crew

March 12, 2014

Identity Thief Sentenced for Filing Tax Returns in the Names of the Attorney General and Others

March 10, 2014

Cobb County Man Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme

March 06, 2014

Fulton County Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison

March 05, 2014

Griffin, Ga. Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

Defendant Sentenced for Brokering over 100 Sham Marriages

March 04, 2014

Cherokee County Man Charged With Extorting Teen Girls for Pornographic Images

February 28, 2014

Former Woodruff Arts Center Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

California Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison for Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Crimes

February 27, 2014

Two Men Charged in Robbery and Shooting of Postal Truck Driver

Former HUD-OIG Special Agent In Charge Indicted

February 25, 2014

Florida-Based Oxycodone Suppliers Sentenced to Federal Prison

February 21, 2014

Former Clayton County Police Officer Assigned to U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Three Men Charged With Conspiracy to Possess Destructive Devices

February 20, 2014

Atlanta Doctor Sentenced for Defrauding Medicare and IRS

February 19, 2014

Man Who Attempted to Buy Child for Sex Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

February 14, 2014

Former Leader of Hindu Temple of Georgia Charged With Defrauding His Followers and Temple's Creditors

February 11, 2014

Georgia Woman Arraigned for Social Security Fraud

February 10, 2014

Major Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

February 07, 2014

Last of Armored Car Robbery Crew Pleads Guilty

February 04, 2014

Two Federal Inmates Found Guilty of Racially-Motivated Murder

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Featured Resources

Human Trafficking

Sally Speaking at Human Trafficking Summit

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.


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Youth Justice Summit

Sally Speaking at the Youth Justice Summit

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.


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Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse