Gwinnett man is 22nd convicted for rigging bids at foreclosure auctions

6:30 am Mar. 29, 2017

On the long list of those who profited from the misery of the Atlanta-area foreclosure crisis, you can add the name of Clifford Wayne Hill.

For more than four years, Hill, who conducted business through his company SalesForce Inc., conspired with others to rig foreclosure auctions in Gwinnett County, a federal indictment charged.

On Friday, Hill pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme, the Justice Department announced. He and fellow

Is Georgia a haven for abusive debt collectors?

11:34 am Jan. 10, 2017

Getting threatened with arrest. Being called a dirt bag. Having your neighbor tell you that debt collectors want you to pay up. Such debt collection tactics are banned under federal law. In spite of the bans, various Georgia firms have been accused of employing such methods.

And a new report shows that Georgians being harassed about debts are filing a record number of complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

In

Nursing home patients hurt, taxpayers ripped off by sales goals, lawsuits say

10:45 am Oct. 26, 2016

A nursing home chain with facilities in Georgia routinely gave patients therapy they didn’t need in a scheme that sometimes harmed them and defrauded Medicare, government lawsuits say.

What’s more, to keep collecting inflated Medicare payments, Life Care Center of America facilities also sought to keep some patients in nursing homes longer than necessary, the company’s own employees complained.

Now, the company, with 220 homes nationwide including four facilities in

Meeting a doctor who kidnapped a college kid

7:25 am Sep. 26, 2016

This fall, I went to visit a kidnapper.

Gary S. Krist lives in Auburn, Ga. and has one kidnapping to his name, nearly 50 years ago. But it was a spectacular one: He buried a young