Job applicants cheated out of hundreds of dollars each

8:14 am Dec. 14, 2017

How low can you go? How about cheating people anxious for better-paying jobs in housekeeping and maintenance?

Applicants to a Georgia job-placement company called National Vocation Group were deceived into believing they could be placed in jobs that paid up to $17 an hour, federal prosecutors say. To be hired, applicants were told they needed to shell out $349 for training that is required by OSHA.

Hundreds paid. None got the jobs.

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5 December dates that could affect your life

9:54 am Dec. 13, 2017

Hold on to your seat – and watch your wallet. Over the next two weeks, federal and state authorities are planning to vote on controversial measures that may affect your utility bills, taxes, internet speeds and children’s access to healthcare.

Dec. 14 – The FCC votes on whether to repeal net neutrality rules enacted under the Obama administration. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing elimination of rules that require internet providers

With fake IDs, three Georgia men collected $666,537, prosecutors say

9:35 am Dec. 4, 2017

By posing as tax officials, three Georgia men took part in a scheme that cheated thousands of people across the U.S. out of more than $3.5 million, federal officials allege.

Dunwoody residents Moin Gohil, 22, and Nakul Chetiwal, 27, and Tucker resident Parvez Jiwani, 39, are accused of using fake IDs to pick up $666,537 wired from 784 victims who thought they were paying the IRS. The false IDs the

News you weren’t supposed to know

12:55 pm Nov. 22, 2017

Celebrities and politicians aren’t the only ones with sordid secrets in their past they want to keep concealed. Here’s the latest news on powerful business interests and what they didn’t want you to know:

The sugar

Georgia agency plays keep away with Medicaid records

7:00 am Nov. 22, 2017

Should Georgians have the right to see how state government contractors plan to rectify contract violations?

Not if the contractor in question says no. That’s how the Georgia Department of Community Health sees it, anyway.

In light

Marietta man accused of bilking elderly investors

7:34 am Nov. 15, 2017

What happened with the widow’s money? At least 44 times after a Marietta investment adviser was asked about it in a bankruptcy proceeding, he invoked the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, court documents say.

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‘Profound’ health risks found at Georgia medical prison

12:54 pm Nov. 13, 2017

Standing water and filth are just steps away from the operating room. So-called black mold grows in at least two places. And ceilings leak so badly that, in some places, large pads are needed to soak up the rainwater.

These and other unsafe and unsanitary conditions have existed for months and, in some cases, even years at Augusta State Medical Prison, the Georgia prison system’s flagship medical facility, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution