Boyer sentenced to federal prison for defrauding DeKalb taxpayers | www.ajc.com

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Boyer sentenced to federal prison for defrauding DeKalb taxpayers | www.ajc.com

Elaine Boyer said she wasn’t going to be the poster child for bad accounting when she was first confronted about spending taxpayer dollars on herself and her family. Instead, the former DeKalb County commissioner became one of the faces of DeKalb County corruption.

Friday afternoon, Boyer was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for defrauding DeKalb taxpayers. She also was ordered to pay $87,350 in restitution to the county.

She will report to prison at a later date.

Boyer, who was the commission’s only Republican and its longest-serving member, postured herself for decades as its watchdog over public spending.

Yet, secretly, she pilfered public funds, masking the financial shambles Boyer and her husband, John, were drowning in. They had lost their Stone Mountain strip mall to foreclosure and were struggling to hold on to their Smoke Rise home, which they would eventually lose, too.

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