Category: Georgia – Northern District

Claimed real estate investor charged with securities fraud | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Richard J. Randolph, III, has been arraigned on federal charges of securities fraud.  Randolph was charged in an information filed on April 1, 2021. “Investors expect the companies…

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Federal law enforcement leaders address hate crimes and racism targeting the AAPI community | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine and Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta are condemning bigotry, racism, and hatred against the Asian American and Pacific…

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Four inmates and conspirator charged with drug trafficking and bribery at state prison | USAO-NDGA

ROME, Ga. – Jeffery Deroy Lewis, an inmate at Valdosta State Prison, along with Octavius Henry, Alexis Jay Stokley, and Khalid Eugene Mouton, inmates at Hays State Prison, and an…

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Georgia Institute of Technology professor charged with Visa and wire fraud | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Gee-Kung Chang has been arraigned on federal charges of conspiracy to commit visa fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and wire fraud.  Chang and Jianjun Yu were indicted…

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10 defendants indicted in multi-state, fraudulent COVID-19 related business loan scheme | USAO-NDGA

NEWNAN, Ga. – Ten defendants, who operated as part of a larger group, have been indicted for participating in a wide ranging, multi-state scheme to submit fraudulent loan applications on…

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Eleven plead guilty to running multi-year mortgage fraud scheme | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Eleven defendants have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States in a mortgage fraud scheme spanning more than four years and resulting in the approval of…

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Lithonia man charged with defrauding the USDA’s COVID Relief Program | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Christopher A. Hayes made an initial appearance on federal charges of making a false claim to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  Hayes…

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Cypriot hacker sentenced to federal prison for extorting website operators with stolen personal information | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – A Cypriot national who hacked into major websites as a teenager and threatened that he would release stolen user information unless the websites paid a ransom has been…

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Former mayoral candidate charged with stealing from the Paycheck Protection Program | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Olivia Ware, a former candidate for Mayor of the City of Conyers, has been arraigned on federal charges of bank fraud and money laundering stemming from a scheme…

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Norcross cousins sentenced for operating meth lab near an elementary school | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Zury Brito-Arroyo, Bonifacio Brito-Maldonado, and Roberto Arroyo-Garcia have been sentenced to federal prison for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine in a home where a minor child resided and within…

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