Report: DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis sentenced to five years on corruption charges

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 8, 2015
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Source: Wikimedia Commons

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Source: Wikimedia Commons

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was sentenced to five-years in prison and will serve 18 months after being convicted of perjury and attempted extortion, WSB-TV reports.

Ellis was sentenced on July 8.

Jurors convicted Ellis on July 1. Last October, jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the case. Ellis will lose his position as CEO, and could have been reinstated if he had been found not guilty. Former DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May has served as interim CEO since Ellis had to step down in July of 2013.

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  • CMR

    Does anyone know if Mr. Ellis will have to repay the salary he received during his suspension?

    • Steve Vogel

      He will not.

  • susan g.

    My understanding from a county employee is that the “prison” allows him to wear street clothes, use a cell phone, unrestricted internet use; “Walk about” privileges etc. Seriously? Not exactly a punishment – hmmm wonder if Dominoes delivers,that’s the only thing I didn’t think to inquire about – food accommodations. Certainly sounds more like he’s a privileged guest than incarceration.

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