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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 […]
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 […]

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According to The Augusta Chronicle, an Augusta man accused of two counts of bribery has pleaded not guilty to the charges made against him. The man is being accused of offering Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Mason of Augusta and Commissioner Corey Johnson special privileges in exchange for their support of a commission to build a trade […]

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An article: Multiple Cocaine Drug Charges addresses the recent arrest of three Gainesville men for several drug charges relating to trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and use of a communications device to facilitate a drug transaction. Based on the article, after an undercover drug investigation involving the […]