A grand jury report on a corruption case implicating DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis recommends that other county officials also be targeted for investigation. Ellis is accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions. His attorneys have said he's not guilty of any wrongdoing.
Indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis wants the public corruption case against him dismissed. In court filings this week, Ellis maintains that a special grand jury lacked the authority to pursue allegations of theft, extortion and conspiracy against Ellis. Ellis' lawyers also claim that DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James did not provide their defendant with required notice of the indictment.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced he'll suspend indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. The announcement at the state Capitol during a press conference Tuesday afternoon came a day after a three-person panel voted unanimously to recommend suspension for Ellis.
A panel assembled by Gov. Nathan Deal has recommended suspending indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. The panel on Monday heard more than an hour of testimony before beginning their private deliberations and announcing their decision. Although the panel has recommended suspending Ellis, Deal will make the final decision.
The chief executive officer of one of Georgia's largest counties, who is now facing corruption charges, says that he's done nothing wrong. DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis made a brief statement Tuesday night, hours after a 15-count indictment alleged that he threatened to withhold county business from companies that didn't contribute to his campaign.
A DeKalb County grand jury has indicted county CEO Burrell Ellis on charges including attempted extortion, conspiracy and theft after prosecutors say he threatened to withhold county business from companies that didn't contribute to his campaign.