Category: Georgia – Northern District

Forsyth man sentenced for attempted attack on the White House | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Hasher Jallal Taheb has been sentenced for attempting an attack upon the White House. Taheb also planned attacks on the Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and…

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Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to operating a child pornography chat group | USAO-NDGA

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Terence Dewayne Dixon has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to advertise child pornography. Dixon ran a Kik chat group that he named “House of 1000 Littles.” In 2018,…

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Atlanta man arraigned for embezzling over $200,000 from his disabled father’s VA account | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – William Dorsey, Jr., has been arraigned for embezzling over $200,000 from his father’s beneficiary account funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.) “We must be diligent…

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Former Georgia attorney sentenced to two years in federal prison for theft of client funds | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Carla B. Gaines, an attorney formerly licensed in Georgia, has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing client money and lying about the theft. “Gaines stole over $300,000…

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Atlanta man convicted of armed assault of federal mail carrier | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA, Ga. – Michael Terrell has pleaded guilty to forcibly assaulting a federal mail carrier, and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of that crime of violence.  “Terrell’s conduct is especially…

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U.S. Attorney reminds taxpayers to be careful as tax-day approaches | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – With the extended tax deadline of July 15 for individual taxpayers quickly approaching, the U.S. Attorney’s Office urges caution.  It is important to be aware of tax scams…

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Former supervisor in DeKalb County’s Tax Commissioner’s Office pleads guilty to bribery and blackmail | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Gerald D. Harris, a former supervisor in the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office, has pleaded guilty to accepting bribe payments from customers to unlawfully register vehicles and then…

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Couple arrested for laundering over $400,000 on behalf of India-based phone scammers | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Federal agents have arrested husband and wife Mehulkumar Manubhai Patel and Chitali Dave for laundering over $400,000 on behalf of India-based phone scammers.  “Criminal India-based call centers sought…

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Former employee of medical packaging company pleads guilty to disrupting PPE shipments by damaging a computer | USAO-NDGA

  ATLANTA – Christopher Dobbins has pleaded guilty to the charge of reckless damage to a protected computer for deleting and modifying his former employer’s electronic shipping and other business…

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