An attorney for the state ethics commission who raised concerns about the agency's handling of complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal has been contacted "several times" by the FBI. That's according to attorney Brian J. Sutherland, who is representing ethics commission attorney Elisabeth Murray-Obertein.
A spokesman for LexisNexis, one of the nation's largest collectors of information about people and businesses, says the FBI is investigating an "intrusion" targeting the company's data. LexisNexis spokesman Stephen Brown said outside forensic investors are also looking into the matter.
The FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were assisting Clayton County police in the massive search for the teen. Police were stopping cars Tuesday and checking them during the search. Two men, described as wearing black clothing and armed with handguns, pried open a back door of the home in the Ellenwood area around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, demanding the items, Clayton County police Officer Phong Nguyen said. The home invasion was apparently random, Nguyen said told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
About 400 water customers around the small community of Ramhurst have been ordered not to drink water following the Friday break-in at the Carters Lake Water Treatment Plant in Murray County. The FBI, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and a sheriff's department are investigating a break-in.
Authorities say more than 20 people have been arrested on charges related to child exploitation and prostitution in an operation designed to coincide with Atlanta hosting the NCAA Final Four. FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said a busy weekend in Atlanta increased probability of child prostitution and recovery of victims associated with it.
A federal police corruption investigation led to the arrests of a number of officers, Ten current and former law enforcement officers in metro Atlanta have been accused of working for cocaine dealers. U.S. Attorney Sally Yates says the officers have been charged with accepting thousands of dollars in cash to provide protection during drug deals.
The FBI is investigating after needles were found in turkey sandwiches on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States. Delta says what appear to be sewing needles were found in five sandwiches Sunday.