Rapper T.I. facing federal gun charges in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper T.I. was arrested this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia on federal firearm charges. He was in Atlanta to collect a handful of awards at the BET Hip-Hop award show. Instead, he spent the weekend at the federal detention center awaiting his initial appearance this afternoon. This afternoon, Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman informed T.I. about the…

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Criminal arrest warrants and business litigation

In the past few months, we have been fortunate to convince district attorneys in two different Georgia counties to dismiss serious felony charges against our clients that had arisen out of business disputes. In one case, it was a former employer charging his employee with computer trespass and theft charges to avoid paying severance pursuant…

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Federal drug trial in Rome, Georgia

A federal criminal trial in Rome, Georgia continues today. It’s an interesting case involving a local businessman (Mario Armas) who is accused of funding a multi-million dollar drug smuggling operation. He is charged with violating federal drug laws, and also of being involved in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise. He is looking at 20 years minimum…

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Georgia police chief charged with theft and corruption

The police chief of Jefferson, Georgia was indicted this week on 30 counts of theft and invasion of privacy charges. According to the indictment, the chief was unlawfully using his access to the Georgia Crime Information Center to run background checks for his wife’s security business. He is also charged with using city property to…

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Felony murder conviction from mistaken drug overdose

Just a few hours ago, a Houston County, Georgia jury convicted a husband and wife of felony murder for the death of a friend who had overdosed on drugs they provided her. The Macon Georgia newspaper has the story and the verdict returned this afternoon. The Atlanta Journal Constitution also covered the trial. The case…

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