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Former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis will face no further prosecution in the corruption charges against him. New DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston, citing time, human capital, resources and money, said Feb. 6 that she is dismissing the indictment.
Thank you for welcoming me back to office as your CEO. Upon returning to office, I immediately began working on a resolution to our water billing crisis. Some of you have received inordinately high water bills, and others have received no bills for several months. There are a number of reasons we have identified for these problems, which are summarized in this letter.
Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis can again practice law in Georgia. The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously reinstated his law license on Dec. 8. The order comes eight days after the justices reversed Ellis convictions for attempted extortion and perjury convictions for alleged attempts to “shake down” a county contractor for campaign contributions on Nov. 30.