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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Johns Creek, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Johns Creek.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Johns Creek, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Johns Creek. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Johns Creek, GA, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Johns Creek. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Johns Creek, GA

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Johns Creek to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Johns Creek.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Johns Creek, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Gov. Kemp: Boston Scientific Expands Research Capabilities in Georgia with $62.5 Million Investment in Johns Creek

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years."As home to some of the leading universities and technical colleges in the country, Georgia produces top talent for growing fields like the Life Sciences indu...

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.

"As home to some of the leading universities and technical colleges in the country, Georgia produces top talent for growing fields like the Life Sciences industry," said Governor Kemp. "Boston Scientific will find well-educated, well-trained, and hardworking Georgians who are eager to support the company’s life-changing work to fill these new positions. I look forward to seeing the impact of this expansion here in Georgia and far beyond as they keep the Peach State on the cutting edge of medical science."

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Boston Scientific designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of medical devices and therapies used in less-invasive procedures across a range of medical specialties. Its solutions and technologies are used by healthcare providers in specialties like endoscopy, cardiology, peripheral interventions, oncology, urology, and neurology. Its more than 17,000 products are used to treat approximately 30 million patients around the world each year.

"As we expand our presence in Georgia, we remain grateful to all of our local employees whose work is already making a difference for healthcare providers and patients around the world," said Brad Sorenson, Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Boston Scientific. "Our new site in Johns Creek will enable continued growth as we fulfill our mission to transform lives."

In 2016, Boston Scientific purchased Georgia-based EndoChoice. Boston Scientific employs approximately 300 individuals in Georgia and more than 41,000 individuals globally. Its new facility will be located at 11350 Johns Creek Parkway in Johns Creek.

"We are thrilled that Boston Scientific has chosen Johns Creek for their state-of-the-art facility," said Johns Creek Mayor John Bradberry. "By locating in our Town Center, Boston Scientific underscores Johns Creek as a leading destination for healthcare innovation and wellness."

"Today’s announcement is a game changer for Fulton County, adding such a world class brand like Boston Scientific to our life science ecosystem," said Marty Turpeau, Chairman of the Development Authority of Fulton County. "We work hard as an Authority to strategically use our tools to help our cities grow through new investment and job creation, and today is the result of that work."

"We could not be more thrilled with the decision by Boston Scientific to significantly expand their operations with a new facility in Johns Creek," said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. "Metro Atlanta is rich in assets to support the life sciences industry, including our medical schools, our universities, our large cluster of life science businesses, our highly educated and skilled workforce and more. The region is experiencing growing momentum in the life sciences industry, and we look forward to supporting Boston Scientific with their expansion plans."

Director of Life Sciences EJane Caraway represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with the City of Johns Creek, the Fulton County Development Authority, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

"We welcome the expansion of a highly respected company like Boston Scientific, which is an ideal addition to the robust and growing life sciences ecosystem in Georgia," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Collaborative relationships between the state’s universities, technical college systems, and companies inspire innovation, and we are excited that Boston Scientific recognizes this opportunity. Thank you to our partners in the City of Johns Creek and Fulton County for their support in bringing this important project home."

There are more than 2,200 clinical trials recruiting or underway in Georgia. From 2014 through 2017, there were 547 patents awarded to applicants from Georgia for drugs and pharmaceuticals. In 2021, Georgia exported $3.2 billion in immunological products and $1.9 billion in medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

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Medical manufacturer invests $62.5M in Georgia facility

ATLANTA – A leading medical device manufacturer plans to construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Fulton County.Release:Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.“As home to some of the leading universi...

ATLANTA – A leading medical device manufacturer plans to construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Fulton County.

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Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.

“As home to some of the leading universities and technical colleges in the country, Georgia produces top talent for growing fields like the Life Sciences industry,” said Governor Kemp. “Boston Scientific will find well-educated, well-trained, and hardworking Georgians who are eager to support the company’s life-changing work to fill these new positions. I look forward to seeing the impact of this expansion here in Georgia and far beyond as they keep the Peach State on the cutting edge of medical science.”

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Boston Scientific designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of medical devices and therapies used in less-invasive procedures across a range of medical specialties. Its solutions and technologies are used by healthcare providers in specialties like endoscopy, cardiology, peripheral interventions, oncology, urology, and neurology. Its more than 17,000 products are used to treat approximately 30 million patients around the world each year.

“As we expand our presence in Georgia, we remain grateful to all of our local employees whose work is already making a difference for healthcare providers and patients around the world,” said Brad Sorenson, Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Boston Scientific. “Our new site in Johns Creek will enable continued growth as we fulfill our mission to transform lives.”

In 2016, Boston Scientific purchased Georgia-based EndoChoice. Boston Scientific employs approximately 300 individuals in Georgia and more than 41,000 individuals globally. Its new facility will be located at 11350 Johns Creek Parkway in Johns Creek.

“We are thrilled that Boston Scientific has chosen Johns Creek for their state-of-the-art facility,” said Johns Creek Mayor John Bradberry. “By locating in our Town Center, Boston Scientific underscores Johns Creek as a leading destination for healthcare innovation and wellness.”

“Today’s announcement is a game changer for Fulton County, adding such a world class brand like Boston Scientific to our life science ecosystem,” said Marty Turpeau, Chairman of the Development Authority of Fulton County. “We work hard as an Authority to strategically use our tools to help our cities grow through new investment and job creation, and today is the result of that work.”

“We could not be more thrilled with the decision by Boston Scientific to significantly expand their operations with a new facility in Johns Creek,” said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. “Metro Atlanta is rich in assets to support the life sciences industry, including our medical schools, our universities, our large cluster of life science businesses, our highly educated and skilled workforce and more. The region is experiencing growing momentum in the life sciences industry, and we look forward to supporting Boston Scientific with their expansion plans.”

Director of Life Sciences EJane Caraway represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with the City of Johns Creek, the Fulton County Development Authority, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

“We welcome the expansion of a highly respected company like Boston Scientific, which is an ideal addition to the robust and growing life sciences ecosystem in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Collaborative relationships between the state’s universities, technical college systems, and companies inspire innovation, and we are excited that Boston Scientific recognizes this opportunity. Thank you to our partners in the City of Johns Creek and Fulton County for their support in bringing this important project home.”

There are more than 2,200 clinical trials recruiting or underway in Georgia. From 2014 through 2017, there were 547 patents awarded to applicants from Georgia for drugs and pharmaceuticals. In 2021, Georgia exported $3.2 billion in immunological products and $1.9 billion in medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Former State Farm campus in Johns Creek

Johns Creek, the affluent northern Fulton County suburb of stately homes, manicured lawns and cloistered office parks, for years has wanted a destination that defines the community of about 83,000.The city, incorporated in 2006, last October published a plan laying out its vision to turn nearly 200 acres of underused land within Atlanta Technology Park and a former State Farm office complex along McGinnis Ferry Road into a new downtown. That vision could be closer to reality with a proposal announced this week to transform more than 4...

Johns Creek, the affluent northern Fulton County suburb of stately homes, manicured lawns and cloistered office parks, for years has wanted a destination that defines the community of about 83,000.

The city, incorporated in 2006, last October published a plan laying out its vision to turn nearly 200 acres of underused land within Atlanta Technology Park and a former State Farm office complex along McGinnis Ferry Road into a new downtown. That vision could be closer to reality with a proposal announced this week to transform more than 40 acres of the vacant State Farm campus into a mix of apartments, townhomes, offices, retail and a “civic facility.”

Toro Development Company is proposing 800 apartments, 150 townhouses and 200,000 square feet of retail that the company would incorporate with 110,000 square feet of existing office space, according to a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) filing published Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The development timeline is through 2027, the filing states.

Johns Creek would join other suburban cities and counties in attempting to create walkable town centers in the midst of car-centric suburban landscapes. The project would join a wave of developments like Avalon in Alpharetta, Halcyon in southern Forsyth County, The Battery at Truist Park near Smyrna and High Street in Dunwoody near Perimeter Mall.

Mark Toro, principal and chief vision officer of Toro Development, said suburban office parks are dying and the pandemic will only accelerate their demise. The office space of the 1990s and early 2000s catered to the desires of the suburban-dwelling CEO. Now, he said, executives realize their office space must attract, engage and retain workers who have more power than ever before.

Residents of communities like Johns Creek, meanwhile, want a “third place” beyond home and work where people gather “to do life together,” Toro said.

“Johns Creek doesn’t have that place today,” he said.

The $350 million project would be part of the long-range vision for a broader 192-acre Johns Creek Town Center to be anchored by City Hall, the developer says. Johns Creek City Council in October unanimously approved design principles for the future district, which would also include property in Atlanta Technology Park, after 12 months of study and planning sessions.

Toro Development Company has proposed a mix of apartments, townhomes, retail, offices and a "civic facility" at the former State Farm campus in Johns Creek.

Toro is a longtime Atlanta real estate executive who recently launched his own company and the Johns Creek project would be its first. At his previous firm, Toro and much of his new firm’s senior leadership spearheaded Alpharetta’s popular $1 billion Avalon mini city at Ga. 400 and Old Milton Parkway. During Toro’s tenure with North American Properties, the company also redeveloped Atlantic Station and Colony Square in Midtown.

Toro Development plans to buy 43 acres of the 54-acre State Farm site from a fund managed by U.S. Realty Advisors of New York, which acquired the site in 2013 and has been seeking a buyer to redevelop it.

Johns Creek spokesman Bob Mullen said the State Farm property is currently zoned for offices and the developer would need to obtain a rezoning and go through regional review as part of the DRI process. DRI filings are aimed at alerting the Atlanta Regional Commission and neighboring governments and other state agencies of large projects that may affect traffic, schools and other services.

In a statement, Mayor John Bradberry said “Our Town Center is generating a lot of interest and excitement. We are looking forward to reviewing the proposed development plans.”

In its news release, Toro Development said the company will engage with residents and plan a mix of uses that fits Johns Creek’s Town Center Vision and Plan.

Site planning has started, and much like Avalon, Toro Development will craft a plan incorporating a “resort-level concierge program,” street-level retail and dining with residential stacked above an event plaza that includes a stage and live entertainment, the company said.

Toro said food and beverage and live entertainment and events will be a trademark.

State Farm exited the Johns Creek campus in recent years for a new office complex in Dunwoody. The Johns Creek site has been seen as a prime redevelopment candidate given its location in the affluent north Fulton County suburb.

Johns Creek has not seen the same level of major corporate relocation activity as other northern suburbs like Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Dunwoody.

Unlike Avalon, the Johns Creek project will feature a smaller office component, reflecting a changed reality in corporate demand, Toro said.

Development would likely not start until the third quarter of next year following rezoning and permitting processes, Toro said.

Many economists fear a recession is possible amid simmering geopolitical tensions and rising inflation and Federal Reserve action to tame it.

Toro acknowledged potential economic headwinds, but said “this volatility will settle out at some point” and when it does “we’ll be ready.”

Johns Creek man pleads guilty to defrauding elderly man

ATLANTA - Aziz Choukri has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after admitting that he defrauded a 79-year-old retiree of approximately $650,000.“Fraud schemes targeting the elderly are a particularly egregious type of fraud that often deplete the victims’ entire life savings,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan. “This conviction affirms our commitment to prosecuting those who prey on our most vulnerable citizens.”“The victimization of the elderly through financial scams represent one of the most s...

ATLANTA - Aziz Choukri has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after admitting that he defrauded a 79-year-old retiree of approximately $650,000.

“Fraud schemes targeting the elderly are a particularly egregious type of fraud that often deplete the victims’ entire life savings,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan. “This conviction affirms our commitment to prosecuting those who prey on our most vulnerable citizens.”

“The victimization of the elderly through financial scams represent one of the most significant types of cases the Secret Service investigates to combat fraud,” said Special Agent in Charge Steven Baisel of the U.S. Secret Service Atlanta Field Office. “Those who prey on the vulnerable and cheat them out of their life savings through their cunning lies and financial schemes must recognize that the Secret Service, along with our many law enforcement partners, will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law and bring a measure of justice to the victims.”

According to U.S. Attorney Buchanan, the charges and other information presented in court: In 2016, Choukri met the victim, then 79 years old, at a fitness facility in Alpharetta, Georgia. Choukri cultivated a close relationship with the elderly victim to gain his trust. Choukri convinced the victim to invest almost $650,000 in his music management company. Choukri convinced the victim that the investment carried no risk and was guaranteed to earn a return.

Specifically, Choukri promised that the victim would be compensated the full amount of any investment, plus interest, and even told the victim that he would guarantee him a $1,000,000 return. Choukri did not tell the victim that the money would be used to fund Choukri’s lifestyle.

Instead of using the money as an investment in a music business, Choukri used the victim’s money largely on Choukri’s own personal expenses, including, among other things, Choukri’s activities of daily living (e.g., fast food, gas, and uber), payments for his daughter’s college tuition and sorority expenses, dental work for his girlfriend, payments to his girlfriend for tutoring and babysitting, and repayment of a personal loan. Choukri also transferred a significant amount of the victim’s money to his children’s accounts and withdrew thousands of dollars in cash. Notably, Choukri’s accounts show that almost all of Choukri’s income in 2016 and 2017 was from the victim.

Aziz Choukri, 59, of Johns Creek, Georgia, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on June 16, 2022. Sentencing is scheduled for September 14, 2022, before U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Angela Adams and Tal C. Chaiken are prosecuting the case.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is part of the Department of Justice Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force. The Strike Force focuses on investigating and prosecuting defendants associated with foreign-based fraud schemes that disproportionately affect American seniors. These include romance scams, phone scams, mass-mailing fraud schemes, and tech-support fraud schemes. For further information on these scams, see https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/senior-scam-alert.

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.

Avalon, Colony Square Developer Announces 43-Acre Mixed-Use Johns Creek Destination

Toro Development Company (TDC), the team behind mixed-use destinations Avalon and Colony Square, this week announced plans to develop a 43-acre site in Johns Creek.The TDC team will apply its learnings from Avalon and Colony Square to create a &ldquo...

Toro Development Company (TDC), the team behind mixed-use destinations Avalon and Colony Square, this week announced plans to develop a 43-acre site in Johns Creek.

The TDC team will apply its learnings from Avalon and Colony Square to create a “Third Place” for Johns Creek and support the city’s recently-passed Town Center Vision and Plan, a multi-phased development strategy focused on bringing new retail, dining and entertainment experiences to the community, according to the announcement.

Located at the intersection of Johns Creek Parkway and McGinnis Ferry Road, at 11650 Johns Creek Parkway, TDC’s project site is currently home to two mid-rise office buildings formerly occupied by State Farm Insurance Co. The site is also part of Johns Creek’s future Town Center, which is anchored by City Hall and will span 192 acres, weaving together quality housing, restaurants, retail and offices through new public pathways and parks.

TDC will purchase 43 acres of the 54-acre property from a fund sponsored by New York-based U.S. Realty Advisors, which has owned the site since 2013. U.S. Realty Advisors began actively seeking the right partner to redevelop the property after State Farm’s move to its new headquarters in Central Perimeter.

“We recognized the incredible opportunity of this site and sought out Toro Development Company, knowing this team would maximize value by delivering a mixed-use project that would resonate with the Johns Creek community and work in concert with the City to advance the Town Center Plan,” David Grazioli of U.S. Realty Advisors said in a press release.

TDC will redevelop the dated office campus into a walkable mixed-use environment. While site planning is just beginning, TDC will infuse its signature approach to community building by activating the public realm with events, designing a resort-level Concierge program and bringing retail and restaurants to the street level, with residential overhead.

Early concepts include chef-driven restaurant patios that spill into wide sidewalks, residences over retail that make this a true 24/7 community, verdant greenspaces with soft seating and an event plaza with a stage for weekly live music and entertainment. These efforts will give Johns Creek residents “a Third Place to gather and feel connected to their community outside of home (first place) and the traditional office (second place).”

“Suburban office campuses are a dying breed,” Mark Toro, Principal and Chief Vision Officer of TDC, said. “We will transform this property by introducing a mix of uses that will buzz with energy, excitement and connectivity. Johns Creek deserves a place to call its own, a Third Place where people come together to celebrate first dates, birthdays, marriage proposals and everyday moments that bring invaluable meaning to our lives.”

In the coming months, TDC will engage the community to learn about the types of experiences they are looking for. TDC is focused on planning the right mix of uses that complement the city’s Town Center Vision and Plan, which includes five key themes: arts, culture, wellness, sustainability and innovation. Because of the walkable, open-air nature of TDC’s plans for this site, along with the site’s interconnectivity to other facilities in the Town Center, the project will support the Johns Creek Vitality initiative and promote the health, wellness and the happiness of the community.

“We have spent the last year carefully studying potential development sites throughout the Southeast. We are being very selective, and this one has all the right pieces to become a transformational mixed-use destination,” said Toro. “It’s important to know this isn’t going to be Avalon 2.0. While we will certainly apply best practices, this is about creating a place that is special and unique to this community. We are excited to work with the mayor and council over the coming months to create Johns Creek’s Third Place.”

In addition to Toro, TDC is led by John Kelley, Richard Munger, Vicky Boyce, and Carla Cox. While working together at North American Properties Atlanta, the team led the turnaround of Atlantic Station, the ground-up development of Avalon, and the redevelopment of Colony Square. This mixed-use project in Johns Creek marks the first in the newly launched company’s portfolio.

At Avalon, a $1 billion mixed-use community also located in a North Fulton suburb, the team created a new urban model for walkable, mixed-use development. The 2.4 million-square-foot community includes 570,000 square feet of retail, curated with an incredible lineup of chef-driven restaurants and top retail brands like Apple, Whole Foods, lululemon and Tesla; 750,000 square feet of Class A office; 527 luxury multifamily homes; 101 single-family homes; and a full-service 330-key hotel and conference center. Avalon has been named one of the top 10 retail destinations in the country.

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