Report: DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis sentenced to five years on corruption chargesDeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Source: Wikimedia Commons
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 CEO, and could have been reinstated if he had been found not guilty. Former DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May has served as interim CEO since Ellis had to step down in July of 2013.
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