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DeKalb CEO target of search warrants for emails

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DeKalb CEO target of search warrants for emails

DeKalb County CEO Lee May. Photo provided by Reporter Newspapers.
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DeKalb County CEO Lee May. Photo provided by Reporter Newspapers.

DeKalb County CEO Lee May. Photo provided by Reporter Newspapers.

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 on corruption charges and sentenced to prison in July.

In a statement, May said, “Today, DeKalb County received search warrants issued by DeKalb Superior Court for emails for myself and two former DeKalb County employees.  I have said from the very beginning that I expect full cooperation from all county employees as it pertains to the ongoing investigations into DeKalb County government. I include myself in that directive, and I have ordered staff to comply completely and as rapidly as possible.

“I share the sentiments of everyone who wants to get to the bottom of corruption and wrongdoing, and these search warrants are a step in this process.  Personally, I have nothing to hide; and there will be nothing in my email to suggest I have done anything wrong.”

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