3 drug cartel members kidnap South Carolina man, FBI says

COLUMBIA - Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped a South Carolina man and held him for ransom for nearly a week in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana, authorities said Wednesday.

Browns owner's truck-stop company must pay $92 million fine

The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty for cheating customers.

Officials say Georgia man posed as airline worker to get free travel

...man posed as an airline employee to score cheap travel and resold the tickets for thousands of dollars.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said that 37-year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta remained in custody Friday on $75...

AG Olens declines Carter's request for new probe of Gov. Deal's 2010 ethics complaints

ATLANTA - Attorney General Sam Olens declined a request by state Sen. Jason Carter to appoint an independent investigator to review ethics complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

Georgia ethics commission hopes to focus on work

With a possible lengthy court battle avoided, a key question is whether the agency will finally begin to make progress on more than 100 cases that have remained opened for months and sometimes years.

South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff latest in string to be charged, investigated

...contributions after disbanding his campaign, and state lawmakers ultimately banned video gambling in 2000.The U.S. Attorney's Office wasn't available for additional comment Tuesday.Metts is the eighth South Carolina sheriff to be charged...

Georgia ethics panel settles with 3 former employees

...prosecutors issued subpoenas for commission documents related to the Deal complaints, but officials with the U.S. attorney's office have continued to decline to comment.A jury in April awarded $700,000 plus attorneys' fees to the commission's...


...of Law at Mercer University and WAS admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2006. ? Tiffany Mallory of the U.S. Attorney's Office was presented the Ethics and Professionalism Award by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division...

US files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

US announces $1.2B settlement with Toyota, files criminal charge for 'misleading statements'.

Health care fraud a growing criminal enterprise

...allegedly visiting Head Start sites, Stewart said.Crowder, who was the chief of the civil division for the U.S. attorney's office in the Southern District of Georgia, said that in 10 years the investigation of health care fraud became...