DeKalb ethics cases advance against Boyer and Lundsten | www.myajc.com

16
Sep

DeKalb ethics cases advance against Boyer and Lundsten | www.myajc.com

The DeKalb County Board of Ethics is moving forward with complaints against former Commissioner Elaine Boyer and her chief of staff, Bob Lundsten.

The board rejected efforts Monday to dismiss the cases and will soon schedule formal hearings.

Both Boyer and Lundsten have been accused by DeKalb resident Tom Owens of abusing their county-issued debit cards for personal benefit.

Boyer has already pleaded guilty to federal charges that she used her purchasing card for personal travel and hotel stays, and that she funneled taxpayer money to her personal bank account.

The ethics complaint against Lundsten, who is still managing Boyer’s office, alleges he used his purchasing card for meals, towing charges and a cable TV bill.

Boyer’s attorney, Anne Lewis, asked the Board of Ethics to dismiss the complaint against her because Boyer is no longer in office. Lundsten’s attorney, Kathryn Zickert, told the board that Lundsten didn’t violate any ethical standards.

The board voted against both of their arguments.

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