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Columbus, Georgia, Dentist Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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Last Thursday, Dayo Obebe of Columbus, Georgia, entered a plea of guilty to tax evasion in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Obebe, a dentist practicing in Georgia and Alabama, operated Moon Road Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Columbus and  Brent Dental in Bibb County, Alabama, as noted in SF Gate. Obebe… Continue Reading

Grovetown, GA, City Council Member Convicted in Alabama

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Leland J. “Sonny” McDowell, a member of the Grovetown, Georgia, City Council, as well as an employee of Southern Detention Technologies, a fingerprint machine company, entered a plea of guilty on March 27 to bribery in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. McDowell was charged with offering… Continue Reading

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty in Nationwide “Pill Mill” Prosecution

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James Hazelwood, of Cumming, Georgia, pled guilty last Wednesday in Federal court in Ohio to charges of engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise. As reported in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the charges relate to an alleged online "pill mill," which allegedly dispensed prescription drugs, including painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, nationwide by means of false prescriptions. Hazelwood and… Continue Reading