Georgia AG Releases Update On How His Office Is Protecting Georgians

On Monday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr explains how his office is working to combat violent crime and protect Georgians.

“From North Georgia and metro Atlanta to South Georgia and the coast, we have seen unprecedented success in putting away some of Georgia’s most dangerous criminals,” said Carr. “We have also pushed back against federal overreach, securing major wins against the Biden administration’s egregious EPA proposals and dangerous immigration policies. We’re grateful for the support of Governor Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp and members of the General Assembly, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to protect Georgia lives, livelihoods and liberties.”

In order to combat violent crime, Carr’s office created the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit which “has continued to work with local, state, and federal law enforcement to arrest and prosecute offenders and rescue victims of sex trafficking,” and the Gang Prosecution Unit which has “already secured 25 convictions since April 2023, and indicted 89 people since its creation in July 2022,” a press release from Carr’s office said.

The press release continued by explaining how his office pushed back against federal overreach from “immigration to energy, Carr has successfully pushed back against the Biden administration’s flawed policies through the work of his Solicitor General’s Unit. Last year, Carr’s office co-led a multi-state coalition in securing a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its Waters of the United States Rule – an unlawful attempt to regulate nearly every conceivable drop of water on private property. He also opposed the Biden administration’s foster care rule, which would discriminate against faith-based providers and ultimately decrease care options, and an EPA proposal which attempts to regulate into closure some existing power plants by imposing more stringent federal standards.”

“Since Carr first took office, his Medicaid Fraud Division has secured 89 convictions for Medicaid fraud and the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults, resulting in $19,373,894.15 in restitution orders in criminal matters. Over this same time period, the Medicaid Fraud Division has obtained civil settlements and judgements totaling $108,833,926.70 as a result of its efforts to safeguard the Georgia Medicaid program,” the press release added.

The press release went on to explain how Carr’s Consumer Protection Division took several steps to protect older Georgians from business scams, “including false advertisements pertaining to unproven stem cell therapy. Overall, since July 1, 2023, settlements with the Attorney General’s Office have resulted in payments to the State Treasury in the amount of $22,960,841 to be used to benefit the public.”

D & B Staff

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