Feds and State Prosecutors Form Georgia COVID-19 Fraud Task Force

The Federal Docket

April 12, 2020

April 7, 2020

Following the decision to appoint a “coronavirus fraud coordinator” by the US Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Georgia, a new task force has been formed by Georgia’s major prosecutors from the state and federal level. The new “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fraud Task Force” consisted of agencies including the Governor’s Office, the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Northern, Middle, and Southern District of Georgia.

The Task Force will investigate several different forms of coronavirus-related fraud, ranging from illegal price gouging to scams involving fake treatments, fake charities, and investment scams. As the federal and state government begin distributing loans and other benefits under recent stimulus legislation, the Task Force may turn its attention to more complex fraud cases involving those government programs.

Click here to read the memo from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

Tom Church - Tom is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing on criminal defense and civil trials. Tom is the author of "The Federal Docket" and is a contributor to Mercer Law Review's Annual Survey in the areas of federal sentencing guidelines and criminal law. Tom graduated with honors from the University of Georgia Law School where he served as a research assistant to the faculty in the areas of constitutional law and civil rights litigation. Read Tom's reviews on AVVO. Follow Tom on Linkedin.

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