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December 2009

December 22, 2009

Atlanta Man Indicted in "Short Sale" Fraud Related to the Failed Omni National Bank

December 17, 2009

Former Assistant Chief of Jefferson Police Department Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm While Being an Illegal Drug User

Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Illegally Burying Hazardous Waste

Winston, Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud and Tax Evasion

December 14, 2009

College Park Man Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

Terrorism Defendants Sentenced

Miami Man Sentenced to More than a Decade in Federal Prison for Million Dollar Medicaid Fraud

December 11, 2009

Fulton County Jailer Charged with Excessive Force after Striking a Handcuffed Inmate with a Milk Crate

December 9, 2009

Minister and Wife Charged with Human Trafficking and Immigration Violations for Exploiting Woman From Swaziland, Africa

December 4, 2009

Jury Convicts Twigg in Advance Fee Investment Scheme

Atlanta U.S. Attorney’s Office Employees Recognized at Annual U.S. Attorney Awards Ceremony

December 2, 2009

Former Senior Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing the Home Depot's Trade Secrets

November 2009

November 30, 2009

Tax Preparer Who Falsified Returns Sentenced To Federal Prison

November 23, 2009

Former DeKalb County Pretrial Services Coordinator & Dekalb Probation Officer Sentenced In Charge-Fixing Extortion Scheme

Garrett Pleads Guilty In Bomb Incident

Alpharetta Man Pleads Guilty To Impersonation Of National Security Agent

November 18, 2009

Attorney Pleads Guilty To Filing False Immigration Documents

November 16, 2009

Kuwaiti Company PWC Indicted For Massive Overcharging Of U.S. For Soldiers' Food

November 10, 2009

"South Side Myfas" Street Gang Members Convicted Of Cocaine Trafficking

International Effort Defeats Major Hacking Ring

November 9, 2009

Two Defendants Plead Guilty In ATM Skimming Scheme

November 6, 2009

Former Polk County Deputy Sheriff Enters Guilty Plea

November 5, 2009

Former Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty To A $20 Million Mortgage Fraud, Real Estate Investment Scam And Check-kiting Scheme

Former Georgia Attorney Sentenced To Prison For Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

Atlanta Radiologist Indicted For Fraudulent Medical Practices

November 3, 2009

Former Executives Indicted On Charges Of Conspiracy And Securities Fraud Related To Artificial Stock Inflation

November 2, 2009

Rome Man Charged With Tricking Employer Into Paying More Than $4 Million For Non-Existent Timber

October 2009

October 30, 2009

U.S. Attorney's Office Credited With Collecting More Than $243 Million In Civil & Criminal Actions In Fiscal Year 2009

October 29, 2009

Defendants Sentenced In International Ecstasy Ring Codenamed "Operation Candybox"

Atlanta Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Sex Trafficking And Mann Act Charges

October 23, 2009

UPS Store Manager Allegedly Steals Marijuana Package From Mail, Sells It, And Lies To Federal Agents

October 22, 2009

Mexican Drug Traffickers Arrested Here As Part Of Nationwide “Project Coronado” Takedown

October 21, 2009

Mableton Man Faces Federal Charges Arising Out Of Home Depot Kickback Scheme

October 16, 2009

Four Defendants Indicted On Drug Trafficking Charges

October 15, 2009

Former Polk County Jail Sergeant Sentenced To Federal Prison For Beating Inmate

October 14, 2009

Retail Sales Associates Sentenced For Assisting Credit Card Fraud Scheme

October 9, 2009

Atlanta Chiropractors Indicted For Health Care Fraud

October 7, 2009

Three-Time Convicted Felon Sentenced To 15 Years For Possession Of Ammunition

October 5, 2009

Miami Man Convicted In Million Dollar Medicaid Fraud

September 2009

September 30, 2009

Former Housing Authority Director Sentenced

September 29, 2009

Second Defendant Sentenced In Major ATM Skimming Scheme

September 28, 2009

Marietta Driver's License Examiner Charged With Extortion

September 25, 2009

Mississippi Woman Indicted On Charges Related To Hurricane Katrina Fraud

Adairsville Man Sentenced For Child Pornography

September 24, 2009

Illegal Alien Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry Into U.S.

September 22, 2009

Former Fulton County Jail Detention Officer Pleads Guilty To Lying To Federal Grand Jury About Death Of Inmate

September 21, 2009

Former Federal Employee Sentenced For Accepting Bribe To Bring Aliens Into United States

Gainesville Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Offenses

September 16, 2009

Former Randstad Branch Manager Sentenced To Federal Prison For Embezzlement

"Career Criminal" Pleads Guilty To Armed Bank Robbery

Mass Mailer Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding Postal Service

September 15, 2009

Defendant Pleads Guilty To Making Bomb Threats To The Atlanta Housing Authority

September 14, 2009

Former Army Official And Former Military Contractor Sentenced For Multi-Million Dollar Bribery And Kickback Scheme

September 10, 2009

Kavaklov Sentenced For Major ATM Skimming Operation

September 2, 2009

Deposit Of Stolen Economic Stimulus Checks & Income Tax Refund Checks Leads To Indictment Of Tax Preparer On Charges Of Bank Fraud And Bank Bribery

August 2009

August 31, 2009

Head Of English Language School Sentenced To Federal Prison For Immigration Fraud Conspiracy

August 26, 2009

Airline Passenger Sentenced To Federal Prison For Attempting To Smuggle Heroin Into The United States

August 25, 2009

Former Fulton County Jail Lieutenant Pleads Guilty To Using Excessive Force Against Inmate And Lying To FBI Agent

August 21, 2009

"Crown Royal Bandit" Pleads Guilty

"Operation Four Horsemen" Dismantles Two Major Mexican Drug Trafficking Cells Operating In Metro Atlanta

August 20, 2009

Gainesville Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Operating A Ponzi Scheme

Atlanta Area Lawyer Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Prison For Operating A $40 Million "Ponzi" Investment Scheme

August 19, 2009

Shark Fins Dealer Sentenced For Illegally Dealing In Fins From Protected Species

United States Attorney Announces Resignation

Georgia Man Sentenced To Prison For Sending Terroristic Threats To FBI

August 18, 2009

Three Indicted For Theft Of 40 Firearms From Store

Chiropractor Sentenced For Tax Fraud

August 12, 2009

Atlanta Defendant Found Guilty Of Supporting Terrorists

August 10, 2009

Businessman Pleads Guilty To Nationwide Fraud Scheme

August 7, 2009

Three Georgia Women Indicted For Bank Fraud Conspiracy And Aggravated Identity Theft

August 6, 2009

Former Polk County Jail Sergeant Pleads Guilty To Federal Civil Rights Charges

August 4, 2009

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking, Possession And Use Of Firearms, And Assault On A Deputy United States Marshal

July 2009

July 30, 2009

Currency Fund Manager Sentenced To Nearly 7 Years In Federal Prison For Perpetrating Ponzi Scheme

Another Key Member Of Human Trafficking Ring Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Charges

July 28, 2009

Georgia Police & Sheriff’s Departments To Receive Nearly $32 Million In Federal "C.O.P.S." Grants

Fish Importer Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Endangered Asian Bonytongue Fish Into The U.S.

Gamory Brothers Sentenced To Long Prison Terms For Drug Distribution & Money Laundering

July 23, 2009

Former Forsyth Deputy Sheriff Found Guilty By Federal Jury On Child Pornography Charges

July 22, 2009

Tobin Pleads Guilty To Bogus Multi-Million Dollar Financing Scheme

July 17, 2009

Head Of Atlanta-Based Foreign Exchange Brokerage Firm Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding Investors

July 16, 2009

Newnan Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Embezzling More Than $1.2 Million From Wachovia Bank

July 15, 2009

Former Assistant Treasurer Sentenced To Federal Prison For Embezzling $139,000 From Charitable Organization

July 14, 2009

Atlanta Man Sentenced To Over Two Decades In Prison For Heroin Trafficking

July 13, 2009

Operator Of Employment Agency Sentenced To Federal Prison For Harboring Illegal Aliens

July 9, 2009

Former Georgia Attorney Pleads Guilty To Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

July 7, 2009

Captors Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Kidnapping & Abusing Drug Dealer Over Drug Debt

June 2009

June 29, 2009

"Alternative Medicine" Clinic Operator Sentenced To Federal Prison For Health Care Fraud

June 26, 2009

Mass Mailer Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Postal Service

June 23, 2009

Former Investment Broker Sentenced To Over Six Years In Prison For Defrauding Clients

June 19, 2009

Former Atlanta Police Sergeant Sentenced To Federal Prison For Warrantless Break-In Of Private Home

June 12, 2009

Shark Fins Dealer Pleads Guilty To Illegally Dealing In Fins From Protected Species

June 11, 2009

Former Dekalb County Probation Officer Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charge-Fixing Extortion Scheme

Former Home Depot Employee Sentenced To Prison For Orchestrating Vendor Kickback Scheme

June 10, 2009

Defendant Found Guilty Of Conspiracy To Support Terrorists

June 9, 2009

Chiropractor Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Return

June 4, 2009

Pimp Who Claimed To Be Modeling Agent Sentenced To Prison

Head Of English Language School Pleads Guilty To Immigration Fraud Conspiracy

June 3, 2009

Man Sentenced For Massive Child Pornography Collection

Former Conyers Housing Authority Director Pleads Guilty

Four Indicted For Hurricane Katrina Fraud

May 2009

May 29, 2009

Producer Of Child Pornography Sentenced To Over 10 Years

May 28, 2009

Former Polk County Jail Sergeant Charged With Using Excessive Force

May 22, 2009

Armored Truck Employee Indicted For Role In Armed Robbery

May 21, 2009

Currency Fund Manager Pleads Guilty To Perpetrating Ponzi Scheme

Large Group Of DVD And CD Counterfeiters And Suppliers Indicted

May 20, 2009

Convicted Child Molester Charged With Mailing Child Pornography To Inmate In State Prison

May 19, 2009

Former Home Depot "Product Merchant" Pleads Guilty

May 14, 2009

Ex-Wife Of Former Home Depot Employee Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Return

May 13, 2009

Bremen Man Charged With Operating $7 Million Investment Scam

May 12, 2009

Doctor Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Illegal Prescriptions

May 5, 2009

Conspirator In $12 Million Medicare Fraud Ring Sentenced To Prison

Drug-Dealing Victim Of Hostage-Taking Sentenced To Nearly 4 Years In Prison

May 4, 2009

More Fulton County Jailers Arrested On Obstruction Of Justice Charges

April 2009

April 29, 2009

Numerous Arrest & Search Warrants Executed Simultaneously Today In Atlanta Area And Mcallen, Texas In Takedown Of Major Drug Organization

April 28, 2009

Airline Passenger Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Smuggle More Than 2 Pounds Of Heroin Into The United States

Co-Conspirators Sentenced To Prison For Alien Harboring Crimes

Fish Importer Indicted For Importing Endangered Asian Bonytongue Fish And Stony Coral Into The U.S.

April 24, 2009

"Hooked On Ponics" Defendants Sentenced

First Guilty Plea Related To Fraudulent Loans Funded By Failed Bank

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 23, 2009

Two Fulton County Sheriff’s Lieutenants Arrested

Employment Agency Operator Convicted On Conspiracy To Commit Immigration Crimes

Former Accountant Sentenced To Federal Prison For Embezzling $164,000 From Charitable Organization

April 21, 2009

Two Indicted On Immigration Conspiracy Charges

April 20, 2009

Georgia Attorney Pleads Guilty To Over $28 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

April 16, 2009

Pair Indicted, Appear In Court For Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

April 15, 2009

Gainesville Woman Sentenced In Tax Conspiracy; Cooperating Co-Conspirator Also Sentenced

Carpet Company Insiders Sentenced In Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

April 13, 2009

Department Of Homeland Security Employee Convicted Of Alien Harboring, Taking A Bribe, And Computer Intrusion

With April 15 Tax Deadline Approaching, Federal Tax Prosecutions Continue To Send Message That Tax Fraud Can Mean Prison Time

April 10, 2009

Former Social Security Administration Official Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Funds

Smyrna Man Indicted For Tricking Children Into Sending Nude Pictures Over The Internet

April 9, 2009

"Sting" Sends Former Loan Officer To Prison For Mortgage Fraud

Marietta Attorney Charged In $28 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

April 8, 2009

Bank-Robbing “Dracula” Sentenced To Over 20 Years In Prison

April 7, 2009

"Alternative Medicine" Clinic Operator Pleads Guilty To Federal Health Care Fraucharge

Former Insurance Executive Pleads Guilty In Scheme To Embezzle $1.2 Million In Insurance Premiums

April 2, 2009

Northwest Georgia And Tennessee Drug Distributors Sentenced To Federal Prison

Two Former Home Depot Employees Sentenced To Prison For Participating In Vendor Kickback Scheme

Identity Thieves Who Stole Military Service Members’ Bank Account Info Sentenced To Federal Prison

March 2009

March 31, 2009

Jacksonville Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Operating Ponzi Scheme Under The Guise Of A Foreign Currency "Hedge Fund"

March 27, 2009

Clifford Harris ("T.I.") Sentenced To Prison On Federal Firearms Charges

March 25, 2009

Former Investment Broker Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Clients, Including Elderly Alzheimer's Patient

March 23, 2009

Gainesville Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Investors Out Of More Than $60 Million

March 21, 2009

Kidnappers Of Drug Dealer Plead Guilty

March 20, 2009

Former Fulton County Jail Officer Arrested On Federal Civil Rights And Obstruction Of Justice Charges

March 18, 2009

Atlanta Currency Trader Charged With Operating $25 Million Ponzi Scheme

March 17, 2009

Statement Of United States Attorney Regarding Decision Not To Initiate A Federal Prosecution Of Brian Nichols

March 13, 2009

Local Chiropractor Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison For Health Care Fraud

March 12, 2009

Former Fugitive Marijuana Grower Sentenced To Life In Prison

March 11, 2009

Criminal With 18 Prior State Convictions Sentenced To Over 21 Years In Federal Prison

March 10, 2009

DeKalb County Pretrial Services Official And Probation Officer Charged In Criminal Charge-Fixing Extortion Scheme

March 5, 2009

Tax Protestor Convicted In Gainesville

Violent Child Abuser And Child Pornography Producer Sentenced

March 4, 2009

Two Men Indicted For Million Dollar Medicaid Fraud

February 2009

February 26, 2009

Felon With A Gun Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

February 25, 2009

Former Club Manager Convicted By Jury In Strip Club Arson Plot

North Georgia Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Enticing A Child

Pair Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring To Defraud Automobile Dealerships And Banks

February 24, 2009

Smyrna Man Sentenced For Violating The Endangered Species Act And Lacey Act

Three Former Atlanta Police Officers Sentenced To Federal Prison In Fatal Shooting Of Elderly Atlanta Woman

February 23, 2009

Head Of Atlanta-Based Foreign Exchange Brokerage Firm Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Investments Clients

February 19, 2009

Former Army Official & Tennessee Businessman Convicted In Water Contract Scheme

February 17, 2009


February 12, 2009

Fugitive Wanted On Drug Charges Captured, Makes Initial Appearance In Rome

February 11, 2009

Indictment Handed Down In Major ATM Skimming Operation

February 5, 2009

Member Of Human Trafficking Ring Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Charges Involving A Minor

February 3, 2009

Owner Of Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals And Co-Conspirators Sentenced In Prescription Drug Importation Ring

Georgia Father & Son Sentenced For Violating The Lacey Act

February 2, 2009

California Man Pleads Guilty In Construction Escrow Fraud Scheme

January 2009

January 30, 2009

Used Car Dealers Sentenced To Federal Prison For Laundering Money From Drug Dealers

January 29, 2009

Doctor Pleads Guilty To All 175 Charges Of Illegal Prescriptions

January 27, 2009

Businessman Indicted For Nationwide Fraud Scheme Targeting Christian Audiences

January 23, 2009

Former Deputy & Wife Plead Guilty To Charges Related To Harboring & Exploiting Illegal Alien Nanny

January 22, 2009

Spigner, Wife Sentenced In Drug, Gun Case Code Named "Quarter To Eight"

Rabun County Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Making Threatening Phone Call

Terrill Marion Crane Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

January 21, 2009

Man Sentenced For Assaulting Pregnant Mail Carrier

January 20, 2009

Conyers Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years In Prison For His Role In A Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering Scheme

Security Guard Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography And Impersonating FBI Agent

January 15, 2009

A Third Former Home Depot Employee Pleads Guilty To Vendor Kickback Scheme & Filing False Tax Returns

January 14, 2009

Chiropractor Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding Health Care Companies Of Over $1.2 Million

January 9, 2009

Cedartown Flooring Installer Now Going To Federal Prison For Running Drug Ring

Drug Trafficker Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence

January 8, 2009

"Alternative Medicine" Clinic Operator Arraigned On Federal Health Care Fraud Charges

Adairsville Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

January 6, 2009

Illinois Man Sentenced For Traveling To North GeorgiaIntending To Have Sex With 11-Year Old Girl

January 5, 2009

Former Investment Advisor Arraigned On Securities Fraud Charges

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