Category: Georgia – Northern District

Correctional officer indicted for Paycheck Protection Program fraud | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Harrescia Hopkins, a correctional officer employed at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, has been arraigned on federal charges of wire fraud for fraudulently obtaining two Paycheck Protection…

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Rome-area methamphetamine distributor and money launderer sentenced after trial | USAO-NDGA

ROME, Ga. – Juan Cain Valencia-Ramirez has been sentenced for conspiring to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and to launder drug money. “This defendant was responsible for importing, processing and…

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Former U.S. Postal Service worker pleads guilty to scheme to deliver drugs through the mail | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Former mail carrier Robert Elliott Sheppard has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges for recruiting fellow mail carriers to deliver packages of controlled substances while he was on…

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Four men charged with aiming laser pointers at police helicopters | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Daniel Maloney, Fredy Contreras, Timothy Wilson, and Theodore Rowe have been arraigned on federal charges of aiming laser pointers at police helicopters.  All four were indicted by a…

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Felon sentenced for illegally possessing firearms following roadway shooting | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Rico Laprince Southall has been sentenced for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon following an incident where he was arrested after firing multiple gunshots at a…

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Convicted felon and two others charged with trafficking fully automatic, privately manufactured ghost guns | USAO-NDGA

Jelani Kazmende, Wiley Martin, and Robert Louis Jeffords, Jr., have been arraigned on federal charges of dealing firearms without a license, possession of machineguns, possession of unregistered firearms, and conspiracy….

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Former mayoral candidate sentenced for stealing from the Paycheck Protection Program | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Olivia Ware, a former mayoral candidate for the City of Conyers, has been sentenced to prison for using a company she started to steal over $323,000 from the…

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Atlanta film producer pleads guilty for $2.5 million cryptocurrency-based investment scams | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Ryan Felton has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering charges on the fourth day of his jury trial arising from his…

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Former Mayor of Stonecrest sentenced to prison for stealing COVID-19 relief funds | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Jason Lary, the former Mayor of the City of Stonecrest, has been sentenced for using his elected office to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal COVID-19…

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U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan appointed to serve on Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Advisory Committee | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has announced the appointment of U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan of the Northern District of Georgia to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory…

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