Indicted DeKalb Co. CEO Burrell Ellis to address county employee - CBS46 News

Indicted DeKalb Co. CEO Burrell Ellis to address county employees

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is holding a meeting at 12:30 p.m., today in the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur.

Ellis calls it an "employee assembly" where he with address county employees and issue his second-term stakeholder report.

This meeting comes less than a week after a DeKalb County grand jury returned a 15-count indictment against Ellis.

The indictment contains 14 felonies which include; extortion, theft by taking, and conspiracy.  Ellis is accused of illegally pressuring contractors into giving him campaign contributions.

Ellis said he is innocent that he has done nothing wrong.

County Commissioner Lee May said the indictment against Ellis continues to bring unwelcome negative attention to the county.

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