On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Derek “Al” Sneed, age 39, was arrested in Marietta and charged with one felony count of false statements and writings.

On May 6, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office to investigate allegations that a local nonprofit agency was providing false documents for criminal defendants.  Through the investigation, it was determined that Sneed, founder of the non-profit organization Alliance of Dreams, was selling community service hour certifications in exchange for cash.  After payment of money, Sneed would provide fraudulent documents stating the defendant had performed their court ordered community service at Alliance of Dreams when in fact they had not.  The Alliance of Dreams, of Atlanta, advertises itself as a transitional housing program providing jobs and ministry services for men. 

Sneed was arrested with the assistance of the Marietta Police Department and booked into the Cobb County Jail.  The investigation is still active and additional charges are pending. 

Contact Special Agent in Charge

Bahan Rich