Dekalb County has brought charges against a group of Sovereign Citizens.
Sovereign Citizens are known for moving into abandoned properties. Once moved in they create false deeds, to make it seem as if they are the legal tenants or owners of the homes. The group has seized properties in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Fayette, Spalding, and Richmond counties. Assistant DA John Melvin says the fake deeds are the main thing that will get them convicted in court.
Sovereign Citizens feel that laws do not apply to them. According to DA John Melvin , they will have an opportunity to justify their ideas in court. Melvin also stated that the most active Sovereign Citizens and those who have criminal records, will be judged to the fullest extent of the law. The FBI and GBI assisted with the case, due to the Sovereign Citizens being listed as a terrorist group.