Savannah River Site contractor agrees to federal settlement

...significant resources to pursuing claims under the False Claims Act, and this is yet another example of how this commitment is benefiting the taxpayers by recovering funds for the government," U.S. Attorney William N. Nettles said.

Former Athens area coroner admits gun theft

...Bobby Tribble, 62, admitted to stealing five guns from Franklin Gun Shop in December 2014, said Michael J. Moore, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.In a negotiated agreement, Tribble pleaded guilty to one count of possession...

Ga. drug treatment center pays Feds $20,000

...investigators that it failed to keep required records of controlled drugs in its inventory. John Horn, the acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, announced the settlement with Lanier Treatment Center of Gainesville on Tuesday...

Long prison term imposed for child pornography

...of child pornography, the e-mails and other evidence proved he is a danger to children, Hall said.Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Troy Clark argued in favor of a sentence at the high end of Genitski's range of 135-168 months. Child...

Civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

...enough adjectives in the English language to describe the life and career of Julian Bond," said Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Alabama."A voice that has been silenced now is one that I just don't think you can replace...

Hampering the healing

...rights law.If Wilson had done something wrong, he likely would have been prosecuted to the fullest extent by then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who, rather than attempting to soothe national racial tensions, never hesitated to use Ferguson...

Augusta attorney reaches out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding lawsuits against Sentinel

...courts in Ferguson, Mo., the Augusta attorney leading a legal battle against private probation has reached out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.Attorney John "Jack" Long also wrote to Georgia's Judicial Qualifications Commission again...

SC medical researcher guilty of fraud

...U.S. District Judge David Norton found Dr. Jian Yun Dong guilty Tuesday of defrauding the federal government. U.S. Attorney David Nettles says millions of dollars intended for vaccine research were diverted to a commercial real estate project...

Aid to Islamic State ends with maximum penalty for Augusta man

...brought to his family."I would like to apologize to my country," Davis said, his voice breaking.Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlton R. Bourne Jr. asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence. Davis is not the peace-loving man he claims...

Not guilty plea for Charleston church shooting suspect; he wants opposite, lawyer says

...charges were needed to adequately address a motive that prosecutors believe was unquestionably rooted in racial hate, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said during a news conference announcing Roof's federal indictment.Eighteen of the 33 charges...