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Colorado News: DENVER, Mr. Karen Nikolyan, Fugitive from the District of Colorado arrested in the Republic of Georgia

DENVER, Co. – Mr. Karen Nikolyan, age 35, and a citizen of Armenia, was arrested this weekend at the Tbilisi airport in the Republic of Georgia after flying from Istanbul, Turkey, announced United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn. Nikolyan had been a fugitive since 2008, when he fled the District of Colorado after he pleaded … Continue reading Colorado News: DENVER, Mr. Karen Nikolyan, Fugitive from the District of Colorado arrested in the Republic of Georgia

Georgia News: MACON, Timothy Wayne Giles, Federal Grand Jury Indicts Defendant On Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

MACON, Ga. – An Albany man was indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges this month by a federal grand jury, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Timothy Wayne Giles, 39, of Albany, GA was indicted on one count of False Bankruptcy Declaration for allegedly making false statements in … Continue reading Georgia News: MACON, Timothy Wayne Giles, Federal Grand Jury Indicts Defendant On Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

Georgia News: MACON, U.S. Attorney Stands With Middle District Law Enforcement, Crimestoppers For Safer Communities

MACON, Ga. –United States Attorney Charles “Charlie” E. Peeler stood alongside law enforcement leadership from across the Middle District of Georgia today in support of the region’s collective efforts to make communities safer and deter crime. Macon Regional Crimestoppers, a community-run organization dedicated to increasing the safety of citizens, announced on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 … Continue reading Georgia News: MACON, U.S. Attorney Stands With Middle District Law Enforcement, Crimestoppers For Safer Communities

Georgia News: Macon Educator, Robert Anthony Smith Sentenced To 90 Months In Prison For Possessing Hundreds Of Child Pornography Images

MACON, Ga. – A Macon resident was sentenced to 90 months in prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to one count of Possession of Child Pornography, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. The Honorable Marc Treadwell handed down the sentence to Robert Anthony … Continue reading Georgia News: Macon Educator, Robert Anthony Smith Sentenced To 90 Months In Prison For Possessing Hundreds Of Child Pornography Images

Georgia News: Macon, Sentences Handed Down For Illegal Pill Mills Operating In Valdosta And Columbus

Macon, Ga. – Seven defendants involved in two clinics which operated “pill mills”, where tens of thousands of prescriptions for highly addictive opioids were dispensed, were sentenced this week in federal court, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, The Honorable Hugh Lawson sentenced … Continue reading Georgia News: Macon, Sentences Handed Down For Illegal Pill Mills Operating In Valdosta And Columbus

Massachusetts News: Georgia Man, Fabrizio I. Pluchino Charged with Social Security and Wire Fraud

Defendant hired as cardiac surgical technologist after allegedly falsifying employment documents, work history, references BOSTON, Ms. – A Georgia man will appear in federal court in Springfield today to face charges connected with his submission of a fraudulent application for employment at a Western Massachusetts hospital. Fabrizio I. Pluchino, a/k/a “Fabrizio Pulchino,” 55, of Atlanta, … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Georgia Man, Fabrizio I. Pluchino Charged with Social Security and Wire Fraud

Georgia News: Macon, U.S. Attorney For The Middle District Salutes Military Veterans, Recognizes Service Of USAO-GAM Vets

Macon, Ga. – In honor of Veterans Day, staff members with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia (USAO-GAM) heard a presentation from fellow employee, and veteran, Captain Will R. Keyes. Captain Keyes is a new Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Middle District of Georgia, and served in the … Continue reading Georgia News: Macon, U.S. Attorney For The Middle District Salutes Military Veterans, Recognizes Service Of USAO-GAM Vets

Georgia News: Baldwin County Kingpin, DELMA GODDARD Sentenced To 145 Years In Federal Prison Without Parole, Fourteen Others Sentenced

Georgia – MACON: United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles E. Peeler, announces that DELMA GODDARD, A/K/A “SHUG” AND “BIG HXMIE” age 38, of Milledgeville, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell to serve 145 years in federal prison in Macon today. There is no parole in the … Continue reading Georgia News: Baldwin County Kingpin, DELMA GODDARD Sentenced To 145 Years In Federal Prison Without Parole, Fourteen Others Sentenced

Georgia News: Albany, Middle Georgia’s U.S. Attorney Will Accompany Vice President Pence During Visit To Hurricane Damaged Communities

Albany, GA— The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles Peeler, will join Vice President Michael Pence during his visit to Southwest Georgia on Tuesday, October 16. The Vice President is traveling to Georgia following Hurricane Michael, a historic storm that swept across the region on October 10-11. This comes a day after … Continue reading Georgia News: Albany, Middle Georgia’s U.S. Attorney Will Accompany Vice President Pence During Visit To Hurricane Damaged Communities

Georgia News: Macon Man, Robert Murphy Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

MACON, Ga. – United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles E. Peeler, announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Robert Murphy of Macon was sentenced by United States District Judge Marc T. Treadwell on October 15, 2018, to 36 months imprisonment, followed by 25 years of supervised release and $3,000 restitution to three separate victims … Continue reading Georgia News: Macon Man, Robert Murphy Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

Georgia News: MACON, Middle Georgia’s U.S. Attorney To Accompany President Donald Trump During Visit To Hurricane Ravaged Georgia

MACON, Ga. – The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles Peeler, will join President Donald Trump during the President’s visit to Georgia on Monday, October 15. The President is traveling to Georgia following Hurricane Michael, a historic storm that swept across the region on October 10-11. President Trump declared a federal State of … Continue reading Georgia News: MACON, Middle Georgia’s U.S. Attorney To Accompany President Donald Trump During Visit To Hurricane Ravaged Georgia

Georgia News: Gainesville, Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Georgia Poultry Processing Company

Gainesville, Georgia – The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement with Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc., a poultry processing company in Gainesville, Georgia. The settlement resolves a long-standing lawsuit filed by the Justice Department alleging that Mar-Jac Poultry violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens when verifying … Continue reading Georgia News: Gainesville, Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Georgia Poultry Processing Company

Georgia News: MACON, U.S. Attorney Joins “Night To Unite” In Macon-Bibb County, Works With Local Law Enforcement To Distribute Hundreds Of Free Gun Locks Across Macon, Albany and Columbus

MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that 500 firearm locking devices and firearm safety kits provided by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia will be given out by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office as part of Bibb County’s first annual “Night to Unite” … Continue reading Georgia News: MACON, U.S. Attorney Joins “Night To Unite” In Macon-Bibb County, Works With Local Law Enforcement To Distribute Hundreds Of Free Gun Locks Across Macon, Albany and Columbus

South Carolina News: Georgia Man, Marial Watson Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri Lydon stated today that Marial Watson, age 29, of Columbus, Georgia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced … Continue reading South Carolina News: Georgia Man, Marial Watson Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

South Carolina News: Georgia Man, Marial Watson Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri Lydon stated today that Marial Watson, age 29, of Columbus, Georgia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced … Continue reading South Carolina News: Georgia Man, Marial Watson Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Georgia News: Milledgeville Felon, Arthur Lee Bennett Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison For Gun Possession Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Arthur Lee Bennett, age 45, of Milledgeville, Georgia was sentenced to serve 72 months in federal prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm before U.S. District Judge Marc T. Treadwell in Macon, Georgia on September 19, 2018. In his … Continue reading Georgia News: Milledgeville Felon, Arthur Lee Bennett Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison For Gun Possession Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Georgia News: Byron Man, Charlie Lee Harvey Sentenced To 120 Months In Federal Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Charlie Lee Harvey, Jr., age 45, of Byron, Georgia was sentenced to serve 120 months in federal prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine before U.S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell in Macon, Georgia on September … Continue reading Georgia News: Byron Man, Charlie Lee Harvey Sentenced To 120 Months In Federal Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

Georgia News: MACON, Six Prosecuted For Illegal Reentry In August

MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that six (6) individuals were prosecuted in August by his office for illegal reentry into the country after having been deported and removed. All defendants convicted of Illegal Reentry are subject to deportation proceedings following their sentences. Two (2) … Continue reading Georgia News: MACON, Six Prosecuted For Illegal Reentry In August

South Carolina News: Georgia Man, MITTESH DAS Sentenced for Compromising U.S. Army Computer Program

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, Senior United States District Judge Malcom J. Howard, sentenced MITTESH DAS, 49, of Atlanta, Georgia, to 24 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay 1.5 million dollars in … Continue reading South Carolina News: Georgia Man, MITTESH DAS Sentenced for Compromising U.S. Army Computer Program

Georgia News: 78-Year-Old Man, Edward Lowell Sentenced For Distribution of Xanax

Georgia – ALBANY: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces Edward Lowell, age 78, of Americus, Georgia, was sentenced to 36 months of probation for Distribution of Xanax by Senior U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands in Albany, Georgia on September 6, 2018. Mr. Lowell admitted that on … Continue reading Georgia News: 78-Year-Old Man, Edward Lowell Sentenced For Distribution of Xanax

Georgia News: Sale City Woman, Jeroen Tiller Sentenced On Methamphetamine Charge

Sale City, Georgia – ALBANY: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Jeroen Tiller, age 32, of Sale City, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The sentence was handed down by Senior U.S. District Court Judge W. … Continue reading Georgia News: Sale City Woman, Jeroen Tiller Sentenced On Methamphetamine Charge

Georgia News: Four Walton County Residents Sentenced In Continued Dismantling Of Monroe Drug And Gun Conspiracy

Georgia – ATHENS: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that four defendants were sentenced on September 5, 2018, by the Honorable C. Ashley Royal in Athens for their roles in an illegal drug and firearms distribution conspiracy. In approximately May 2015, Monroe Police Department (MPD) officers began investigating … Continue reading Georgia News: Four Walton County Residents Sentenced In Continued Dismantling Of Monroe Drug And Gun Conspiracy

Georgia News: Athens Felon, Bryan Shamar Little Sentenced To More Than Fifteen Years In Prison For Possessing A Firearm Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that today, Bryan Shamar Little, age 38, of Athens, Georgia, was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon by United States District Judge C. Ashley Royal in Macon. There is no parole … Continue reading Georgia News: Athens Felon, Bryan Shamar Little Sentenced To More Than Fifteen Years In Prison For Possessing A Firearm Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Georgia News: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal applauds meaningful gains on Vogtle 3 & 4

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal yesterday commended the substantial progress made by Georgia Power on Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 construction. “I applaud the leadership of Paul Bowers in ensuring this critical infrastructure and economic development project continues,” said Deal.  “Georgia Power has pledged that any new price increases with this change … Continue reading Georgia News: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal applauds meaningful gains on Vogtle 3 & 4

Georgia Political News: Governor Nathan Deal appoints five to boards

ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced five appointments to boards.  They are as follows: Michael Terrell, Board of Community Supervision (reappointment) Terrell is the chief probation officer for Coweta County.  He is a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Probation and Parole Association and the Georgia Probation … Continue reading Georgia Political News: Governor Nathan Deal appoints five to boards

FLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia | Julio Jones says status for Falcons camp was never in doubt

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Julio Jones insists his status for training camp was never in doubt. Jones, the five-time Pro Bowl receiver, was back for the start of Falcons training camp Friday after missing a mandatory minicamp in June while asking that his contract be reworked. Jones dismissed reports he wouldn’t report without a new … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia | Julio Jones says status for Falcons camp was never in doubt

ATLANTA | Contentious Georgia GOP runoff tests Trump voters’ loyalty

ATLANTA — Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp have run to the Trumpian right as they try to win Georgia Republicans’ nomination for governor in a Tuesday runoff. The hardline rhetoric and the ads on illegal immigration and gun rights fit right in with Deep South conservatives. The question is whether that course is still the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Contentious Georgia GOP runoff tests Trump voters’ loyalty

MACON, Georgia | VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor’s race

MACON, Ga. — Vice President Mike Pence made his presence felt Saturday in Georgia’s race for governor, headlining a rally for Secretary of State Brian Kemp ahead of the looming Republican primary runoff. The appearance came three days after President Donald Trump unexpectedly weighed in on the race, tweeting his “full and total endorsement” for … Continue reading MACON, Georgia | VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor’s race

Georgia News: Governor Deal, GE Appliances to create 100 jobs in Jackson County

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Thursday announced that GE Appliances, a manufacturer of household appliances, will create 100 jobs and invest $55 million in a new Southeast Region Appliance Distribution Center in Commerce.  Construction of the new facility will be completed by April 2019. “Georgia’s business-friendly climate continues to attract manufacturing leaders such … Continue reading Georgia News: Governor Deal, GE Appliances to create 100 jobs in Jackson County

Georgia News: MACON, Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 30 Individuals

MACON,Ga – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that a Grand Jury, sitting in Macon Georgia, has returned indictments against 30 individuals.  An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. All of the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law … Continue reading Georgia News: MACON, Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 30 Individuals