If you ever go online, you've probably seen the site GoFundMe. When used correctly, it's a way for people to seek and collect donations. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of the platform to commit fraud.
A former correctional officer with the state prison has now pleaded guilty to contraband-related charges along with seven other employees from the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Tax evasion is a serious crime that can land you in jail. That's exactly what happened in the case of Todd Chrisley and his spouse, who were indicted on federal charges. A federal grand jury decided on the indictment in mid-August and included 12 counts for wire fraud, tax evasion and other criminal actions.
Federal crimes, or crimes that specifically violate the laws of the federal government, are among the worst. They are investigated by federal law enforcement, and the government itself prosecutes the case.
Federal crimes can quickly lead to harsh penalties, and convictions often come with imprisonment. Take for example a case reported by the U.S. Department of Justice. They announced that 43 people who were defendants in a firearms and drug-trafficking investigation have been charged and convicted of those crimes.
Most states have hate crime laws that penalize those who commit acts against others based on their gender, race, sexual preferences or other protected characteristics.
Of all federal crimes, one of the most significant (and rare) is an aircraft hijacking. Aircraft hijacking refers to the unlawful seizure of an aircraft by a single person or group.
Gun control is a serious topic to discuss, and it's one that is often misunderstood. Georgia does have several important gun control laws that it governs. Violating these gun control laws can result in a felony charge in some instances, which could force you into prison upon conviction.
Dealing or using drugs can get you into deep trouble with the law, especially in states where drug abuse is a significant problem. In Georgia, drug use and abuse are taken extremely seriously, as the state is known to have a drug-trafficking problem.
Operation Gunsmoke has been implemented in South Carolina, and it is having an impact in Georgia as well. Did you know that committing a crime in one state and fleeing to another may not do anything to prevent law enforcement from arresting you? With over 150 local, federal and state agencies working together on this operation, even those who fled from South Carolina to Georgia were taken into custody.