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.

Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney

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November 21, 2014

Two Members of MS-13 Sentenced to Prison

Letter Carrier Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Plotting Robbery of Fellow Postal Worker

November 19, 2014

Medical Clinic Owners Indicted for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Corporate Vice President Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Defendants in ATM Skimming Ring with over 5,000 Victims Sentenced to Federal Prison

November 18, 2014

The DeKalb County School District Reaches Settlement Agreement with Federal Authorities for Harassment Based on Religion and National Origin

November 14, 2014

North Georgia Men Sentenced for Plot to Possess a Deadly Biological Toxin

November 12, 2014

Atlanta Man Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery

Florida Man Sentenced for Smuggling Albanian Citizens into the United States

College Park Tax Return Preparer Sentenced

November 6, 2014

Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced

October 31, 2014

Alpharetta Man Sentenced for Investment Fraud

October 30, 2014

Atlanta Man Sentenced for WIC Fraud

October 29, 2014

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison

Final Defendant Sentenced in International Money Laundering Investigation

October 24, 2014

International Hacker Sentenced

October 20, 2014

Defendant Arraigned on Tax Fraud Charges

October 14, 2014

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

Radiology Billing Company to Pay $1.95 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

October 9, 2014

Barrow County Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

October 8, 2014

Ephren Taylor, II, Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Fraud

October 3, 2014

Accountant Pleads Guilty to Hiding Swiss Bank Account

October 1, 2014

Lawrenceville Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

September 29, 2014

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

Serial Armed Robber Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison

Repeat Offender and Accomplice Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of a Minor from West Africa

September 26, 2014

New York Man Sentenced to Twelve Years in Prison for Defrauding Would-Be Borrowers

Owner of Atlanta Income Tax Preparation Firm Sentenced for Nearly $7 Million Refund Fraud

September 24, 2014

Nineteen Indicted for Cashing Stolen United States Treasury Checks and Credit Card Fraud

September 22, 2014

Hospital and Cardiologist Settle False Claims Act Case

Cherokee County Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Felony Counts in "Sextortion" Prosecution

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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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