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Foster care homes cited for unspeakable abuses across Georgia

April 19, 2010
In recent years, Georgia has increasingly depended on private agencies to place children in foster homes and group homes. The state has also depended on these private agencies to supervise much of the care the children receive. The result has been appalling. A recent investigation by the Atlanta Journal Constitution revealed that incidents of rape, […]

Federal criminal charges brought against USMeds, an alleged “pill mill,” for illegal online distribution of pain medicine

April 17, 2010
Four Georgians were indicted last week in federal court for allegedly conspiring to distribute prescription drugs across the country. Federal authorities believe the four operated an online prescription company which illegally sold hundreds of thousands of pain killers including Vicodin and Lortab. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. Prosecutors say the online business, …

Deputy Sheriff in Fulton County charged with corruption and drug offenses in Atlanta federal court

April 9, 2010
Federal authorities believe that Anthony Atwater, a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy, provided protection for drug dealers in exchange for money earlier this year. On Friday, Atwater pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the alleged corruption in an Atlanta federal courtroom. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. The FBI claims that Atwater accepted $4,000 […]




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