Category: Georgia – Northern District

Georgia inmate sentenced for running a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme from state prison | USAO-NDGA

ROME, Ga. – Damon Thomas Young, a/k/a Morgan Sylvia, has been sentenced for his fraud scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers, while serving a…

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Owner of tax preparation business and wife plead guilty to committing millions in COVID-19-related fraud and tax fraud | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Tiyari Collins and Farah Collins, husband and wife, have pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) by obtaining approximately $1.9 million in fraudulent loans from…

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Home health agency to pay $4.2 million to settle False Claims Act allegations | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – PruittHealth, 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…

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Georgia man sentenced to more than eight years in prison for filing false liens against federal government officials | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Hakim 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. “Harassing…

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Georgia man who laundered millions from online frauds sentenced to 13 years in federal prison | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Nnamdi Marcellus MgBodile has been sentenced to prison for bank fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit bank fraud after being convicted at trial. For years, MgBodile opened…

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Six defendants indicted for fraud that included targeting elderly citizens | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Vikas 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. “This…

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Justice Department announces $139 million for law enforcement hiring to advance community policing | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP)….

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Gainesville men sentenced on federal arson charges for setting fire to police car parked at officer’s residence | USAO-NDGA

  GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Jesse James Smallwood, Delveccho Waller, Jr., Bruce Thompson, Judah Coleman Bailey, and Dashun Martin have been sentenced to prison for conspiring to commit arson of a…

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Cyberstalker sentenced for child exploitation crimes | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Emanuel Gray has been sentenced to prison for producing child pornography and cyberstalking two teenage girls he met online. After the girls broke off communications with him, Gray…

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Mayor of Stonecrest and bookkeeper arraigned on federal charges relating to theft of COVID-19 relief funds | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Jason Lary, the Mayor of Stonecrest, Georgia, has been arraigned on federal charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, and federal program theft.  The charges relate to a scheme to…

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