White Collar Crime Unit
The White Collar Crime Unit vigorously investigates and prosecutes financial crimes exceeding $100,000 in loss and other unusually complex cases.
Historically, due to the complex nature of the cases, lack of resources and time, these types of cases were infrequently prosecuted and often dismissed as “civil.” However, because this arrangement did not adequately address the crimes suffered by victims or committed by defendants, in 1998 District Attorney Howard created the White Collar Crime Unit, a first for Fulton County, and one of the few in the State.
Typical cases handled by the unit include RICO (racketeering), money laundering, employee and fiduciary thefts and forgeries, identity fraud, elder exploitation, computer crimes, mortgage fraud and various scams. The Unit has successfully prosecuted multiple attorneys, ministers, CFOs, controllers and accountants, bankers, office managers, bookkeepers, investment managers, commodities traders and securities salesmen, and telemarketers, as well as plenty of run of the mill scam artists.