The man, who planned an attack on the White House using weapons and explosives, has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to destroy, by fire or an explosive, a building owned by or leased to the United States.
“The complaint in this case describes a defendant who saw the spread of COVID-19 as nothing more than an opportunity to profit personally,” the US Attorney's Office said.
The FBI has already been dealing with attempts by hackers to infiltrate business and educated-related teleconferences.
Attorney General Chris Carr is imploring Georgia businesses and consumers to refrain from hoarding masks and other personal protective equipment that are urgently needed in hospitals.
Protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or through social media; contributing to a crowdfunding campaign; purchasing products online; or giving up your personal information in order to receive money or other benefits.
“The full law enforcement resources of the United States will be employed to investigate and prosecute fraud committed during this time of national crisis."
Attorney General Chris Carr is stepping up the fight to rid the marketplace of price gougers and scammers by partnering with members of the Georgia and national business communities.
He's not only asking consumers to remain vigilant, but also to contact the Consumer Protection Division about suspected scams. Various scams already have been discovered that are designed solely to deceive and disrupt local, state and federal responses to the pandemic.
The total amount of fraudulent claims paid by the SB Health Care Benefits Program to the five Home Health Entities totaled approximately $19 million.
Dozens charged in Atlanta-based money laundering operation that funneled $30 million in proceeds from...
Federal agents have arrested twenty-four individuals for their involvement in a large-scale fraud and money laundering operation that targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the United States.