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Governor Nathan Deal attended the premiere of the documentary Released at Georgia State University's Rialto Center for the Arts. The film was produced by the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been pushing for criminal justice reform ever since he took office, but he said there's still a lot more work to be done.

Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts theater in downtown Atlanta was packed with more than 400 judges, officers and lawyers Wednesday.

They were there to watch a documentary called "Released" produced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia about the challenges prisoners face when they are released from prison.

Closer Look: Environmental Justice; FAFSA; And More

Oct 3, 2016
credit Georgia Tech’s Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain

Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

John Horn, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, speaks at a press conference,Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Atlanta, after Edgar Valdez Villareal, known as "La Barbie" pleaded guilty to charges.
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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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U.S. Attorney John Horn announced the indictment Tuesday of three people for allegedly hacking into the servers of E*TRADE and Scottrade, and gleaning the personal information of more than 10 million customers. Horn called the crime “one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history.”

But he says these were not typical hackers.

Three Charged In International Email Hacking Scheme

Mar 6, 2015
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Indictments were unsealed today for three men charged in what the Department of Justice described as “one of the largest data breaches in U.S history.”

The three men – Viet Quoc Nguyen and Giang Hoang Vu of Vietnam, along with Canadian citizen David-Manuel Santos Da Silva – were charged for their roles in an international hacking scheme that targeted eight U.S. email service provider companies, including at least two companies located in the northern district of Georgia. The service providers were not named.