Category: Georgia – Northern District

Organizer of online child pornography groups sentenced to federal prison | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Michael Stephen Autry has been sentenced for his role in organizing online groups where men posted child pornography.  Autry created a group on an internet site that encouraged…

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Justice Department awards more than $17.5 million to support Project Safe Neighborhoods | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – The Department of Justice announced today that it has awarded more than $17.5 million in grants to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program. Funding will support efforts…

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Dr. Jeffrey M. Gallups and Entellus Medical agree to pay $4.2 million to resolve False Claims Act lawsuit alleging kick-back arrangements | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Dr. Jeffrey M. Gallups (founder, owner, medical director and past-CEO of Milton Hall Surgical Associates (“MHSA”) a/k/a The Ear, Nose & Throat Institute) and Entellus Medical have agreed…

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Atlanta man sentenced for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Brandon Ridge has been sentenced for obtaining a $160,000 fraudulent loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), a portion of which he then used to purchase a Range…

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Armed robbers of DeKalb County cell phone stores sentenced to federal prison | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Dontavious Matthews and Quentin Truley have been sentenced for committing an armed robbery of a cell phone store in Brookhaven, Georgia. Truley was also sentenced for committing an…

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Two Georgia men sentenced for using Dark Web to steal identities of elderly victims | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Durrell Tyler and DeShawn Johnson have been sentenced for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft related to their use of stolen identities to open accounts with credit…

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Woman pleads guilty to scamming SSA and FEMA out of hundreds of thousands of dollars | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Ivie Shevon Sajere pled guilty to a money laundering conspiracy that defrauded the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) out of nearly $1,000,000. …

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VA employee sentenced for stealing | USAO-NDGA

ATLANTA – Kevin Rumph, Jr., has been sentenced to prison for stealing medical supplies from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. “It is disappointing when someone entrusted to help care…

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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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