Panel recommends suspension of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis | 11alive.com

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Jul

Panel recommends suspension of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis | 11alive.com

Rockdale County CEO Richard Oden and Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner to serve on the special panel along with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

A surprise witness was DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James who recommended suspension.

James read from a 15-count extortion indictment handed down against Ellis last month.

The district attorney argued Ellis used his position as Chief Executive Officer to strong arm campaign contributions from several companies doing business with DeKalb County.

“He would not have been able to accomplish these alleged acts unless he had the power of the CEO and the power of the office of the CEO,” James argued.

With his wife by his side, Ellis’ attorney argued campaign contributions had nothing to do with official duties.

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