Posts tagged with "Lee May"

Former DeKalb County Commission chief of staff, contractor indicted

Posted by July 20, 2016

The former chief of staff for the DeKalb County Commission, Morris Williams, and contractor Douglas Wayne Cotter were indicted on corruption charges, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Williams and Cotter were each indicted on two counts of theft by taking and one count of conspiracy to defraud a political subdivision. Additionally, Cotter was indicted on charges […]

Report: DeKalb County CEO blasts media for corruption coverage

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 25, 2015

DeKalb County CEO Lee May, who is under pressure to resign his post over corruption allegations, thinks the media is part of the problem. According to CBS 46, May recently told a private gathering that, “We need to figure out a way that we can better approach and address what the media is doing to this […]

Embattled DeKalb CEO holding community meetings

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2015

It’s business as usual for DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May, who is facing increasing pressure to resign after a corruption report accused him of borrowing money from a subordinate. May cancelled a previous Oct. 8 meeting, but Commissioner Nancy Jester hosted the meeting, chiding the CEO in the process. According to The Brookhaven Post, state […]

DeKalb CEO Lee May cancels Thursday talk, but meeting will still go on

Posted by Dena Mellick October 8, 2015

DeKalb County’s Interim CEO Lee May has canceled his appearance at a meeting Thursday night in Decatur. But the show will still go on. DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester said she will host the meeting from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the Maloof Auditorium, and she criticized May for canceling the same day. On Facebook, Jester […]

DeKalb CEO target of search warrants for emails

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 1, 2015

DeKalb County CEO Lee May confirmed today that DeKalb Superior Court issued search warrants for his emails and the emails of two former county employees. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the former employees are Deputy COO Morriss Williams and former Procurement Director Kelvin Walton, who testified against former CEO Burrell Ellis. The former CEO was convicted […]

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, […]

Interim CEO Lee May holds town hall meetings

Posted by Dena Mellick June 30, 2015

DeKalb County’s interim CEO Lee May is holding a series of town hall meetings, starting Tuesday, June 30. A press release from DeKalb County says, “these meetings are an opportunity for ICEO May to discuss the recently-announced mid-year budget recommendations with citizens, including a proposed tax cut for county residents and funding for police body cameras, […]

DeKalb’s Interim CEO Lee May resigning commission post

Posted by Dena Mellick May 7, 2015

This story has been updated. DeKalb County’s interim CEO Lee May is resigning his commission seat, according to WSB-TV, which says he will make the announcement tomorrow. DeKalb County sent out a press release Thursday afternoon that said May will hold a press conference at 10 a.m Friday morning at the Lou Walker Senior Center in […]

CEO May: ‘A fraud has been committed using my name’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2015

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May says someone has committed fraud, but it isn’t him. May sent out a press release a day after WSB-TV revealed that he is the subject of a FBI investigation. The TV station reports that May is being investigated for work performed at his house in 2010 after sewage overflowed into […]

Report: FBI investigating DeKalb CEO Lee May

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2015

DeKalb County’s interim chief executive officer is the target of a FBI probe, according to WSB-TV. The TV station reports that CEO Lee May is being investigated for work performed at his house in 2010 after sewage overflowed into his home. May was a commissioner at the time and was later appointed to replace suspended […]

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