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Athens Georgia criminal gambling and fencing cases may go federal

May 19, 2009
On Tuesday, police raided 14 stores and homes in Clarke, Oconee, and Gwinnett counties which capped a three-month investigation into fencing and gambling operations. The Athens Banner-Herald has the story. Police say that convenience store owners and employees placed orders with criminals to steal certain items from homes, businesses, and vehicles. Authorities grew suspicious when […

Federal criminal charges brought against Macon, Georgia residents for their alleged involvement in Ponzi scheme

May 2, 2009
U.S. Marshals arrested two Macon residents in Colorado on Tuesday for their involvement in a Ponzi scheme which took in over $2 million. The Macon Telegraph has the story. Federal authorities have charged both Gary Hutcheson and Saundra McKinney Pyles with five counts of mail fraud and five counts of money laundering in connection with […]

Atlanta lawyers win major product liability case in Dekalb County, Georgia

May 2, 2009
On Wednesday, a DeKalb County jury awarded Jessica Mundy $40 million dollars after being paralyzed when her Ford Explorer shifted out of park and ran her over. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. Specifically, the jury awarded $30 million in punitive damages, $9 million in compensatory damages, and $1 million for her husband. The […]

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