Tuesday, June 18, 2013- DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was indicted by a grand jury
The county’s district attorney, Robert James, is holding a news conference to announce the charges at 5:15 p.m., the charges include false statements, theft by taking and criminal intent to commit theft by extortion. According to sources it’s a 15-count indictment.
Earlier this year, agents took computers and other evidence from Ellis’ Stone Mountain home. Investigators said they believe he may have knowledge about employees fired from Watershed Management for taking bribes as well as bid-rigging for county contracts.
The district attorney’s office was also looking into campaign financial records.
At the time, Ellis denied any wrongdoing.
“I haven’t done anything that I’m aware of and nor has my staff done anything that I’m aware of that’s inappropriate,” Ellis said.