Mauricio Warner filed more than 5,000 false claims for “stimulus money” and claimed over $6 million in bogus refunds, says U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.
A 37-year-old Smyrna man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing the identities of thousands of individuals and filing more than 5,000 false tax return claims, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Authorities said that Mauricio Warner claimed over $6 million in bogus refunds from January, 2011 to April, 2012, using the identities he stole from thousands of people. Warner allegedly told the victims to submit an application and provide their names and social security numbers in order to receive a “stimulus payment” or “free government money”. “This defendant and identity thieves like him steal millions in taxpayer dollars every year,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “We have seen a decided trend in …
Two Cobb County men, including a school bus driver and a college instructor, were indicted for separate child pornography offenses.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 16
Two Cobb County men were indicted by a federal grand jury for child pornography charges stemming from their ordering and receiving videos containing child pornography from a foreign company, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. One of the offenders was a school bus driver, and the other one was a college instructor. Jerry Michael Lanier, 51, of Smyrna, is charged with one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Lanier was working as a music instructor at the University of West Georgia. In a separate case, Stanley Keith Johnson, 57, of Mableton, is charged with one count of producing child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography. …