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

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April 15, 2015

U.S. Government Concludes Major Public Corruption and Drug Trafficking Operation

April 14, 2015

Two Georgia Men Sentenced for Conspiring to File False Tax Returns

April 13, 2015

'Dr. Commander' Former Leader of Hindu Temple of Georgia,Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Obstruction

C.W. Matthews Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Settle Allegations That it Violated the False Claims Act

April 9, 2015

Former State Representative Tyrone Brooks, Sr.,Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Tax Charges

April 3, 2015

Millennium Capital Exchange CEO Arrested for Running Foreign Exchange Market Ponzi Scheme

April 2, 2015

Late-Night Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Bribing DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals Member

Former DeKalb County and Georgia World Congress Center Official Pleads Guilty to Public Corruption Charges

March 27, 2015

Decatur Drug Dealers who Robbed Letter Carriers at Gunpoint Sentenced to Federal Prison

Fake Movers who Allegedly Stole Household Goods in Multiple Locations are Arraigned

Lockheed Martin Agrees to Pay $2 Million to Settle Allegations that it Overbilled the Government

March 26, 2015

Four Men Sentenced for Stealing Millions from Bank of New York Mellon

March 25, 2015

Sexual Predator Receives Lengthy Prison Sentence for Extorting Girls to Send Him Pornographic Images

Griffin Men Indicted on Federal Gun Dealing Charges

Colombian National Charged with Smuggling Stolen Firearms from Atlanta to Medellin-Based Drug Cartel

March 24, 2015

Florida Man Sentenced for $100 Million Surety Bond Fraud Scheme

March 23, 2015

Arrest Made in Investigation of Explosive Device Left in Vickery Creek Park

Former Dunwoody Police Detective Pleads Guilty to Running Fraudulent Warrant Checks in Return for Airline Tickets and Other Kickbacks

March 20, 2015

Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sentenced for Stealing County Funds

Two Former U.S. Army Soldiers Sentenced for Stealing $2.7 Million in Government Funds while Stationed in Saudi Arabia

Former Employee Charged with Embezzling Over $2.5 Million from Marietta, Ga., Hair Products Company

March 19, 2015

Former Jailer Arraigned on Bribery and Drug Charges after Attempting to Smuggle Cocaine into Hall County Jail

March 17, 2015

Ephren Taylor Sentenced to Federal Prison

March 6, 2015

Indictment Unsealed and Additional Defendant Charged for One of the Largest Reported Data Breaches in U.S. History

March 5, 2015

Former Georgia Department of Corrections Employees and Accomplice Indicted for Stealing State Restitution Funds

March 4, 2015

Former UBS Client Sentenced to Federal Prison for Hiding Income and Assets From IRS in Foreign Bank Accounts

Former Grady Hospital Payroll Director Sentenced for Embezzling from Grady

March 3, 2015

Former Employee Sentenced for Embezzling more than $1 Million from His Company

Brothers Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

February 27, 2015

Former Baggage Handler at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Arraigned

February 24, 2015

Husband of Former DeKalb County Commissioner Boyer Charged with Stealing County Funds

Nurse Practitioner Indicted on Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

Former Delta Air Lines Employee Sentenced to Six Years for His Role in Defrauding Delta and Northwest Air Lines of more than $36 Million

February 20, 2015

Milledgeville Couple Found Guilty of Tax Fraud

February 19, 2015

Former DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals Member Pleads Guilty to Bribery

February 13, 2015

MS-13 Members Sentenced for a Murder and Shooting

February 11, 2015

Immigration Attorney Faces Additional Charges for Alleged Immigration Fraud and Witness Tampering

Alleged Head of Atlanta-Based Investment Fraud Scheme Arraigned

February 6, 2015

Final Defendants Sentenced in 28-Defendant Investigation of Criminal Activity by North Georgia Motorcycle Gangs

Former Douglas County Elementary School Principal Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Entice a Minor

February 5, 2015

Atlanta Man Sentenced in Fraud Conspiracy for Submitting Fraudulent Car Loan Applications

February 3, 2015

Former Cobb County Parks and Recreation Employee Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

February 2, 2015

Atlanta Man Sentenced for Attempted Armed Bank Robbery

January 30, 2015

Hall County Deputy Sheriff Charged with Accepting Bribes

January 28, 2015

Atlanta Businessmen Arrested on Market Manipulation Charges

January 22, 2015

Sex Traffickers Sentenced for Smuggling Women into the U.S. and then Forcing Them into Prostitution

January 21, 2015

Former Spalding County Battalion Chief and Firefighter Sentenced to Prison for tipping off Drug Dealers

January 9, 2015

Owner of Allergy Lab Sentenced for Faking Allergy Test Results

California Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Defrauding Delta and Northwest Air Lines of more than $36 Million

Appalachian Community Bank Vice President Convicted of Bank Fraud

January 7, 2015

Three Members of Mexican Cartel Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy Involving Liquid Methamphetamine

Two Men Sentenced for Robbery and Shooting of Postal Truck Driver

January 6, 2015

Atlanta Man Sentenced for Theft of Government Funds

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

Norcross Clinic Owner Sentenced For Healthcare Fraud

December 18, 2014

Members of Fraud Ring Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing From The Home Depot

Atlanta Internet Entrepreneur Convicted Of Hiding Income and Assets in Swiss Bank Account

Eight Members of Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Operating in Atlanta Sentenced to Federal Prison

December 16, 2014

Former US Postal Worker and Others Sentenced for Fraudulent Income Tax Refund Scheme

Girls Softball Coach Arraigned on Child Pornography Charges

New Orleans Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

December 12, 2014

Former Murray County Judge Found Guilty by Federal Jury

Credit Card Fraud Results in 15 Year Sentence

December 9, 2014

Operators of Atlanta Stores Arraigned for WIC and Snap Fraud

Former Grady Hospital Payroll Director Convicted of Embezzlement Scheme

December 3, 2014

Former Elementary School Principal Convicted of Attempting to Entice a Minor

December 2, 2014

Alleged PCP Distributor Who Shot a DEA Agent Arraigned on Federal Narcotics and Assault Charges

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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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