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

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

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

Got old opioids lying around? Get rid of them this way

10:17 am Oct. 24, 2017

Bottles of half-empty prescription pain killers that are hanging out in your bathroom shelves or sock drawer need to go.

“Unfortunately, our very own medicine cabinets can be a hotbed for the opioid epidemic,” Georgia Attorney General Chris