Georgia Office of the State Inspector General Completes Inaugural Sexual Harassment Compliance Review

ATLANTA – The Office of the State Inspector General (OIG) has released its final report summarizing the first year of Georgia’s sexual harassment prevention policy and detailing a compliance review for 12 selected executive branch agencies.

SRTA Supervisor indicted for toll violation theft and computer crimes

ATLANTA - On Thursday, April 8th, 2021, former State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) supervisor Shamira Brown was indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on 11 counts of Computer Trespass, 2 counts of Theft by Taking, and 2 counts of Forgery in the Fourth Degree.

 

Two DECAL Child Services Consultants indicted for falsifying childcare inspection reports

ATLANTA - On Thursday, April 8th, 2021, former Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Child Services Consultants Tiffany Whigham and Maranda Powell were indicted for falsifying multiple inspection reports for daycare facilities. 

Deb Wallace departs OIG, Scott McAfee appointed Inspector General

Atlanta, GA– Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the appointment of Scott McAfee to the Office of Inspector General. On February 25, 2021, former Inspector General Deb Wallace announced her departure from OIG.

Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) Provider Sentenced for Submitting False Documents to State

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Laconte Isom, who previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud (18 U.S.C. §1343, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1349), was sentenced in the Northern District of Georgia for a scheme in which Isom submitted false and fictitious information to the state of Georgia in order to receive subsidy payments from the CAPS program.

Revenue Investigations Director Terminated After OIG Investigation

Effective March 13, 2020, the Georgia Department of Revenue Office of Special Investigations Director, Josh Waites, was terminated after the State Inspector General found he did not have a two-year degree in criminal justice from the University of Northwest Florida. Through the investigation, it was discovered that Waites provided false information on an employment application submitted when Waites was promoted to Director of the Office of Special Investigations.

Former Georgia Department of Human Services employee indicted and arrested of federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Former Georgia Department of Human Services employee, Monique Wheeler, was indicted and arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Wheeler, along with over 23 other individuals were indicted on March 3, 2020 for their roles in for their involvement in a large-scale fraud and money laundering operation that targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the United States. Business email compromise schemes, romance fraud scams, and retirement account scams, among other frauds, duped numerous victims into losing more than $30 million.

Former State Accounting Office Employee and Department of Human Services Employee are Indicted for Residential Mortgage Fraud

ATLANTA – Inspector General Deborah Wallace announced today that on November 12, 2019 former state employees Kimetha Thompson Spoon and Diane Blassingame Wallace were indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on charges of residential mortgage fraud. Spoon, a former Department of Human Services employee, was indicted on six counts of residential mortgage fraud, and Wallace, a former State Accounting Office employee, was indicted on two counts of residential mortgage fraud.

Former Atlanta Regional Commission Employee Charged with Bribery and Extortion

ATLANTA – Inspector General Deborah Wallace announced today that former Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) employee Marc Hannon-White was arraigned and indicted on federal charges of bribery and extortion. A federal grand jury indicted Hannon-White on November 5, 2019, on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act extortion, and two counts of Hobbs Act extortion.

 

Former DJJ Employee and Spouse Pled Guilty to Stealing More Than $200,000 in Taxpayer Money

On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, former Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) employee, Natasha Bray, and her husband, Devore Bray, pled guilty under First Offender to violations of O.C.G.A. § 16-14-4(a)- Racketeering.