Posts tagged with "Burrell Ellis"

Report: Former DeKalb County CEO released from prison

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 2, 2016

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has been paroled, according to The Champion Newspaper. Ellis was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges in July of last year, and was to serve 18 months. He was convicted on charges of perjury and attempted extortion for shaking down contractors for campaign contributions. To read the full story […]

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

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 8, 2015

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 […]

BREAKING: Jury finds DeKalb County CEO guilty of corruption charges

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 1, 2015

A jury has found DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of four of nine criminal counts against him, according to a social media posting by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Ellis is accused of shaking down contractors for campaign contributions. The AJC said jurors found Ellis guilty on charges of perjury and attempted extortion. Last October, […]

Jury unable to reach verdict in Ellis case

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2014

Jurors have told a judge they are unable to reach a consensus on 13 charges against DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the judge has declared a mistrial in the case. The AJC reports that Ellis can’t resume his duties as CEO until he is found “not guilty” or the […]

Out – DeKalb suspends purchasing director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 21, 2014

DeKalb County CEO Lee May has suspended Purchasing Director Kelvin Walton and secretary Nina Hall with pay, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The suspensions are related to the ongoing corruption trial against suspended CEO Burrell Ellis. The AJC reports that the suspensions came about because Walton and Hall gave “sworn testimony in the Ellis case […]

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