The US Justice Department is making its largest-ever restitution payment in the agency's Southern District. US Attorney Edward Tarver announced the $27 million repayment in Savannah. Tarver said the money comes from a father-and-son crime ring that defrauded federal, state and private health insurers.
A federal prosecutor says the Justice Department won't seek criminal charges against employees of Imperial Sugar. The decision comes five years after an explosion killed 14 workers at the company's refinery near Savannah. US Attorney Edward Tarver says a lengthy review found "insufficient evidence of intentional disregard" to safety regulations to prosecute anyone in the blast.