David McLaughlin

Former Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Georgia

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Date Recorded:
July 23, 2020

Interviewed by:
Andrew O’Shaughnessy


David McLaughlin is an Assistant District Attorney in the Coweta Judicial Circuit in Georgia. McLaughlin has been a prosecutor for more than 27 years. He began his career in the Coweta Judicial Circuit in 1993, where he prosecuted general crimes. From 1996 to 2020, he prosecuted white-collar crime and government corruption cases for the State of Georgia Department of Law, rising to the position of Deputy Attorney General, before returning to his prosecution roots in the Coweta Judicial Circuit. While overseeing the Attorney General’s prosecution team, McLaughlin prosecuted complex white-collar crime and racketeering cases. He brought numerous successful RICO forfeiture actions on behalf of Georgia, recovering millions of dollars in property and assets. In 2005, he was the primary author of the state’s residential mortgage fraud law, which has influenced legislation in several other states. In 2007, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators awarded McLaughlin the Distinguished Service Award for his work in combating mortgage fraud. The Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition awarded him the Fraud Fighter Award in 2009. He received a BS in Education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1988 and a JD from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1992.