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The notion of Child abuse is not given front stage discussion due to the fact that such societal issues are often associated with the third world and developing countries. It is published knowledge however that large numbers of children in the country are becoming casualties of perpetrators of violence against children. The victimization and enslavement […]

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported that on November 11, 2020, it assisted Brooks County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the theft of money from an elderly couple residing in its county. During the course of the investigation, the Bureau discovered the theft of more than $20,000 with the potential of an increase in this amount […]

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On April 23, 2021, federal investigators arrested and arraigned Gary Leach, 23, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, for allegedly cyberstalking and extorting a Massachusetts woman between October 2019 until April 2021. Until investigators arrested him, Leach allegedly obtained sexually explicit videos and photographs from the victim during the eighteen months. Prosecutors reported […]

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Criminal justice agencies sent a strong message to fraudsters when the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced a 13-membered taskforce against cyber fraud in February 2021.  The taskforce is a coalition of local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies – a development that will foster cross-jurisdictional investigation and prosecution of indicted […]

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In Georgia, the Northern District Court has sentenced a couple, Mehulkumar Manubhai Patel, 36, and Chaitali Dave, 36, for aiding and abetting international phone scammers who target senior citizens and vulnerable individuals. The couple also laundered over half a million dollars for the India-based phone scammers between May 2019 and January 2020. The phone scammers […]

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that 41-year-old Kira Ammons of Monticello, Jasper County, is the murder victim shot by her boyfriend, who apparently later committed suicide when local law enforcement attempted to take him into custody around 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021.   According to witnesses to the murder, 38-year-old David Mathis of […]

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If you are charged with a DUI in the state of Georgia, you will be hit with several costs BEFORE you ever go to court to address the charges. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?! You WILL have to pay $150 to request a hearing re your driver’s license. In addition, you will have […]

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Please see this article: Hands-Free Georgia Act and Restriction on Police Power to Obtain Cellphone Data.It discusses how a person was “tracked” by his cell phone records. Please be aware that your cell phone acts as GPS on you and your whereabouts at all times when your cell phone is on.

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Shortly after the resignation of UGA’s head football coach due to DUI, three players have been arrested and charged with various alcohol related offenses and other crimes within the last week. According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the football players were charged in three separate incidents ranging from leaving the scene of an accident, […]

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A WALB article reported that on July 5, 2010, a Thomasville man was arrested for cocaine possession after reporting a burglary at his own home. According to the article, the man came home to find the lights on inside of his house on Andrews Street and subsequently called to report what he thought to be a burglary […]