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

New PBS documentary includes Atlanta VA enrollment office problems

1:32 pm Nov. 6, 2017

A new PBS documentary that airs tonight examines problems with the VA health care system and includes mention of problems with the national healthcare enrollment system that serves millions of veterans and is overseen by an office in Atlanta.

The film, VA: The Human Cost of War, which airs on public broadcasting television stations nationwide, takes a sweeping look at the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs and

Active shooter scare raises concerns: Is VA crisis center ready for its own crisis?

7:00 am Nov. 2, 2017

When the VA launched the veterans crisis line call center in Atlanta last December it was touted as a critical part of a national system that would answer thousands of calls from distressed and suicidal veterans every day.

But in the rush to open the new center, VA executives seem to have overlooked an important facet of its operation: Adequate crisis training for the center itself. So, on the evening

Ga. sheriff behind school drug search interfered in son’s drug arrest, DA says

6:30 am Oct. 25, 2017

A Georgia sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of hundreds of high school students when he ordered a massive school drug search  is now accused of interfering with a GBI investigation into his son’s recent drug arrest.

In April, Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby drew ire from scores parents who accused him and his deputies of violating the civil rights of their children. Hobby ordered a search that resulted in