Biden, Harris Bring Push For Federal Voting Rights Laws To AtlantaPresident Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, to bring attention to voting rights legislation currently stalled in the Senate.
Home Health Agency To Pay Millions To Settle False Claims Act AllegationsPruittHealth, Inc. and affiliated entities (“Pruitt”) have agreed to pay $4.2 million to resolve allegations that they submitted claims for home health services that were not covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and that they failed to refund overpayments that they had received from Medicare and Medicaid in a timely manner.
Georgia Man Sentenced For Filing False Liens Against Federal Government OfficialsHakim Amal Archible has been sentenced for filing false liens against federal government officials, including former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
Six Defendants Indicted For FraudVikas Mehta, Walter Valdivia, Pradip Parikh, Jaime Salas, Alpesh Patel, and Darash Shah have been indicted for wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, and money laundering.
Atlanta Man Arraigned On Charged Of Wire And Computer FraudChristian Akhatsegbe has been arraigned on federal charges of wire and computer fraud conspiracy, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft related to a multi-million-dollar cyber-fraud scheme allegedly perpetrated through email phishing, credential harvesting, and invoice fraud. Emmanuel Aiye Akhatsegbe, who is believed to be residing in Nigeria, was also charged in the scheme.
Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Sentenced For Stealing More Than $2,500,00.00Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction for stealing more than $2,500,000 from the Georgia Underwriting Association (GUA).
U.S. Secretary Of Labor Visits Atlanta For Roundtables On Gender Pay Gap, Low WagesU.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and community leaders in Atlanta for roundtable discussions on the gender wage gap, low wages and other workforce issues.
Man Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud And Securities FraudMark Melnick has pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud arising from a years-long scheme to manipulate the prices of short-term call options in large, publicly traded companies.
Black Restaurant Week Is Underway In Atlanta Through Sept. 12Black Restaurant Week 2021 is in progress, and about 100 Metro restaurants are participating for its fifth year in Atlanta.
Attorneys For Family Of Teen Killed In Elevator Accident Launch Independent InvestigationAttorneys for JauMarcus McFarland, the teen killed when an elevator collapsed, have filed an independent investigation.
Atlanta-Based 'Jolie Noire' Clothing Line Celebrates Blackness, Diversity And InclusionAtlanta-based Jolie Noire showcased its size-inclusive clothing line for Body Image and Awareness week, which ran from September 1-8, 2021. CW69'S Valencia Jones gave us a look at the brand and the inspiration behind it.
Dragon Con 2021 Draws Thousands Of Fans To AtlantaDragon Con returns to Atlanta in 2021, with a few changes due to COVID. About 40,000 fans are expected to attend in person.
Nigerian Hacker And A Repeat Offender Sentenced For Unemployment Fraud And Tax Fraud SchemeBamidele Muraina, a Nigerian national who hacked into tax preparation firms and filed fraudulent unemployment benefit claims and tax returns using stolen personally identifiable information, and Gabriel Kalembo, a previously convicted fraudster who laundered the fraudulent assets, have been sentenced to federal prison.
Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Guns To BarbadosRashad Sargeant has pleaded guilty to unlawfully exporting firearms to Barbados. Together with co-defendant David Johnson, Sargeant shipped at least 30 guns to Barbados after obliterating the serial numbers of the firearms and packing them inside false compartments in boxes.
Gov. Kemp, Atlanta Refugee Groups Respond To Afghanistan Suicide BombingsGovernor Brian Kemp responded to the suicide bombings and withdrawal efforts in Afghanistan, as organizations in Atlanta support refugee evacuation efforts.