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DeKalb corruption report detailed 'questionable charges'

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

DeKalb County spent more than $850,000 to hire former Attorney General Mike Bowers to conduct an investigation into county operations. 

The  following table provides information on the "questionable spending" from the report filed by Bowers.

It names DeKalb County CEO Lee May, as well as commissioners from several districts and numerous others within the administration. 

On Thursday, May released the following statement:

“I stand by my statement that I never received any money or loans associated with the $4,000 check.”

DeKalb County CEO Lee May

Ray of Hope Christian ChurchMarch 3, 2008$200
The Collaborative Firm, LLC9June 18, 2009$6,000
YMCA South DeKalbSeptember 14, 2009$1,614
Best Buy, Lithonia, GAApril 13, 2012$74
ASI System Integration (x3)2012 – 2013$9,133
Alliance for InnovationAugust 22, 2012$120
BloomstodayNovember 23, 2013$125
CGS TKTS Tours, New York, NYDecember 5, 2013$211
Affinia Manhattan, NYDecember, 2013$1,039
Waldorf Hotel, New OrleansJanuary 19, 2014$1,583
Profile Marketing & Public RelationsUnknown$4,300
Edible ArrangementsAugust 15, 2013$46
FTD Blooms TodayNovember 23, 2013$125
Bada Bings! Food & FunDecember 21, 2013$893

District Two Commissioner Jeff Rader

DeKalb Historical Society2009$6,000
Decatur Bulldogs Booster Club2009 – 2013$950
Druid Hills Athletic Foundation2009 – 2013$1,050
The Arts Leadership League of GeorgiaOctober 21, 2009$2,500
Northlake Community Alliance, Inc.2009 – 2013$2,500
Georgia Shakespeare FestivalDecember 20, 2010$1,000
Senior Connections, Inc.2010 – 2013$2,500
DeKalb County Police Alliance2011 – 2012$1,000
PEDSFebruary 23, 2011$1,000
Georgia Budget & Policy InstituteDecember 4, 2012$500
DeKalb Historical SocietyNovember 20, 2012$75
DeKalb Library FoundationFebruary, 2012$250
Cross Keys Foundation, Inc.July 3, 2012$1,000
Leadership DeKalb, Inc.August 24, 2012$3,200
Park Pride Atlanta, Inc.January 3, 2012$10,000
Park Pride Atlanta, Inc.December 28, 2012$10,000
South River Watershed AllianceAugust 19, 2013$150
Atlanta Area Agency on AgingJuly 9, 2013$250
DeKalb Library FoundationMarch 1, 2011$65
Atlanta Bicycle FoundationJanuary 26, 2012$100
The Civic League for Regional AtlantaMarch, 2012$40
South River Watershed AllianceAugust 19, 2013$150
PEDSDecember 15, 2014$500
Senior ConnectionsDecember 19, 2014$500
Atlanta Bicycle CoalitionDecember 19, 2014$250
Georgia Budget & Policy InstituteDecember 19, 2014$250
Georgia River NetworkDecember 19, 2014$100
DeKalb Historical SocietyDecember 19, 2014$125
The South Fork Conservancy, Inc.December 23, 2014$100
Park PrideDecember 21, 2013$200
Just GiveMarch, 2014$26
Georgia Budget & Policy InstituteDecember 6, 2013$500
PEDSDecember 6, 2013$500
DeKalb Historical SocietyDecember 6, 2013$75
Georgia River NetworkDecember 6, 2013$35
Net Progression, Inc.2008 – 2009$5,000
Davis FoxMultiple$6,000

District Three Commissioner Larry Johnson

In The NewsNovember 25, 2009$266
Pathways Community NetworkOctober 8, 2008$3,000
Fowler’s Food Consultant2008 – 2013$6,568
Georgia State University FoundationMay 25, 2012$500
BLH Consulting2009 - 2010$21,500
BGB & B2010 – 2014$10,000
DeKalb for Seniors, Inc.April 7, 2014$150
DeKalb Historical SocietyFebruary 14, 2011$60
Party City.comOctober 26, 2011$0
Porter SanfordMultiple$11,500
Pencilworx Design GroupNovember 22, 2011$4,000
BrookstoneFebruary 21, 2013$363
Crossroads NewsFebruary 25, 2013$750
Maud Baker Florist (x2)July 11, 2013$148
Suburban RentalJuly 26, 2013$578
Maud Baker FloristAugust 15, 2013$142
Best PrintAugust 21, 2013$998
Custom Ink T-ShirtsAugust 23, 2013$1,935
Leadership DeKalbAugust 12, 2013$250
Crossroads NewsJanuary 10, 2014$650
CaterrificJanuary 21, 2014$638
CaterrificJanuary 24, 2014$342
CaterrificJanuary 29, 2014$638
BrookstoneMarch 6, 2014$32
Bobby French (DJ & Mobile Karaoke)Multiple$800

District Four Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton

Dixie Glasshoppers, Inc.August 27, 2008$495
Empowerment Planners and Consulting112009$3,700
Added Pizzazz2009 – 2014$3,226
Crossroads News2009 – 2014$2,590
Advantage Car Rental (traffic fine)February 21, 2014$130
HSI Systems & Consultants2008 - 2009$34,570
Influence Factory, LLC2011 – 2014$46,000
Space WalkJune 24, 2010$144
Bell & Washington LLC132011 – 2012$11,530
Rixter-Tate Public Relations142010 – 2011$4,200
Marglan Group15June 28, 2013$3,500
PayPal (Ethyll)February 10, 2014$500
Africa’s ChildrenOctober 20, 2013$1,000
Bed Bath & BeyondSeptember 2, 2013$239
Apple Store, Birmingham, ALMay 3, 2013$229
Advantage Car, College Park, GAJanuary 17, 2013$897
International School FoundationApril 14, 2011$150
New York TimesDecember 12, 2013$201
RightThink Associates162009$30,775
Ashlee WrightMultiple$11,910
Karen WilliamsMultiple$10,000
Tangela RobinsonMultiple$232
Tyrone Hardeman (Disc Jockey)Multiple$950

Judy T. Brownlee (Assistant to Barnes Sutton)

Maud Baker FloristAugust 23, 2011$85
Cafepress.comAugust 28, 2011$524
Maud Baker FloristOctober 20, 2011$165
Edible ArrangementsFebruary 21, 2012$72
Cafepress.comSeptember 28, 2012$322
Maud Baker FloristOctober 16, 2012$49
PayPal (Dancenia dance lessons)April 18, 2013$100
PayPal (Africa Children)October 19, 2013$240
Crestline Co. Inc.July 18, 2011$504
Wal-Mart (Gift card)December 8, 2012$100

District Six Commissioner Kathie Gannon

Bleakly Advisory GroupNovember 10, 2008$3,220
Coles Italian IceNovember 5, 2008$400
Net Progression, Inc.2008 – 2009$5,000
Druid Hills H.S. Foundation192008 – 2013$1,800
Lynwood Park Community Assoc.April 10, 2009$100
Georgia Institute of TechnologyJune 11, 2009$6,435
Senior Connections, Inc.2009 – 2013$1,980
DeKalb County Police Alliance2011 – 2012$1,100
DeKalb Historical SocietyNovember 17, 2011$3,000
DeKalb Library Foundation2011 & 2013$3,000
Decatur Bulldogs Booster Club2009 – 2013$950
Turkheimer and Hadden, LLCDecember 7, 2012$5,000
DeKalb Library Foundation   [Exhibit F]May 25, 2012$100
Poplar Springs Baptist Church (gift card)April, 2013$50
Fred Mucci (guitarist/vocalist)April, 2013$250
Blue SodaApril 10, 2013$360
QuikTrip (gift card)May 2, 2013$100
Park Pride Atlanta, Inc.May 1, 2013$6,000
DeKalb LibraryDecember 19, 2013$1,000
Target (gift card)December 19, 2013$100
CVS Pharmacy (gift cards)December 7, 2012$1,000
Kroger (gift card)December 6, 2012$100
Jimmy John’sJanuary 14, 2014$7.75
Davis FoxDecember 1, 2010$2,000
Harriet Hollis2008 - 2010$4,000
PRISMMultiple                                                                                              $600
Rita Morgan2010                                                                                                 $2171

District Seven Commissioner Stan Watson

AADCO Printing & Mailing2008 – 2009
Capital Media Productions2008
New York Times2009 – 2010
Fowler’s Food Consultant & CateringApril 17, 2009
Crossroads NewsJanuary 4, 2010
The Wall Street JournalOctober 30, 2009$99
LDO Consulting2011 – 2012$3,900
Broadway Consulting Group2011 – 2014$7,000
Rotary of South DeKalb2012 – 2014$2,475
UrbanProfessionals.comApril 21, 2014$500
National Pal, Inc.April 22, 2011$410
The Urban ProfessionalsSeptember 12, 2013$750
Atlantis Hotel Health ClubMay 26 – 27, 2011$45
Ellery Hill2007 – 2008$7,400
Chicago Sheraton (Movie)April 19, 2011$20.15
Ft. Worth, TX Renaissance Hotel (Movie)July 21, 2013$18.39

Mr. Morris Williams

Bench WarmersAugust 12, 2013$400
Shell Oil (BOC Lunch)October 8, 2013$350
Athens PizzaMay 5, 2014$751
Athens PizzaFebruary 4, 2013$300
J. R. CricketsMarch 18, 2013$299
GutbustersMarch 11, 2013$150
Athens PizzaApril 16, 2013$300
BenchwarmersApril 8, 2013$350
Art by GoldenMay 23, 2013$600
ZanzaMay 12, 2013$300
Bobalu Cigar Co., Austin, TXJune 26, 2013$10.83
Green GingerNovember 4, 2013$350
Eurasia BistroJune 24, 2010$1,587
ZanzaMarch 16, 2014$350
Floral CoutureNovember 14, 2012$485
Qzeens CateringNovember 14, 2012$500
Coco CabanaNovember 26, 2012$500
Southland Golf & Country ClubFebruary 10, 2011$100
Stone Mountain ParkAugust 9, 2011$500
Kroger (popcorn)June 23, 2014$6.99
DeKalb Chamber ICEO event ticketsJuly 25, 2014$875
Circle K (boiled peanuts)July 14, 2014$2.99
District Attorney
Leadership GeorgiaApril 18, 2011$120
BrandsmartAugust 19, 2011$779
Paragshah12October 6, 2011$1,624
Execute Your Passion, LLCDecember 2, 2011$1,500
Kenley’s CateringDecember 6, 2011$450
Uncle Bob’sDecember 12, 2011$344
Bear Valley Service26January 5, 2012$925
Kenley’s CateringMarch 15, 2012$250
Decatur Lock & KeyMarch 27, 2012$150
Leadership GeorgiaApril 9, 2012$130
Kenley’s CateringApril 16, 2012$428
Palace Café (New Orleans)April 18, 2012$270
Kenley’s CateringApril 27, 2012$459
Women’s Resource CenterMay 23, 2012$250
State Bar of GeorgiaMay 18, 2012$474
P. F. Chang’s (Atlanta)June 26, 2012$188
Leadership GeorgiaAugust 28, 2012$150
Uncle Bob’sSeptember 4, 2012$938
Public StorageSeptember 10, 2012$271
Public StorageOctober 8, 2012$271
IISSTA ISRAEL LTD   Sapir, IsraelOctober 21, 2012$256
Valross (PayPal)December 28, 2012$2,000
Kenley’s CateringJanuary 17, 2013$316
Bear Valley Service (Land Rover repair)January 18, 2013$1,831
Kenley’s CateringJanuary 18, 2013$272
Uncle Bob’sJanuary 26, 2013$509
Kenley’s CateringFebruary 23, 2013$480
State Bar of GeorgiaFebruary 25, 2013$200
Uncle Bob’sMarch 3, 2012$858
Leadership GeorgiaApril 29, 2013$50
State Bar of GeorgiaMay 3, 2013$255
Act Express, Inc.May 10, 2013$195
State Bar of GeorgiaMay 23, 2013$455
WRC (PayPal)June 3, 2013$250
Decatur Tire & ServiceAugust 27, 2013$2,567
Lawyer’s Club (PayPal)August 26, 2013$350
Event Insurance (Nevada)September 9, 2013$151
Kenley’s CateringSeptember 12, 2013$464
DeKalb Bar AssociationOctober 21, 2013$10
Leadership GeorgiaOctober 28, 2013$150
Kenley’s CateringOctober 29, 2013$371
Decatur Tire & ServiceDecember 19, 2013$543
The Fast Food (PayPal)December 19, 2013$145
Kenley’s CateringJanuary 15, 2014$414
Kenley’s CateringJanuary 15, 2014$399
DUI Court
1-800-Flowers.comMarch 13, 2011$194
FTD.ComApril 28, 2011$58
Publix (staff celebration, balloons)May 19, 2011$26
Covington FlowersFebruary 3, 2012$64
1-800-Flowers.comMarch 6, 2012$144
Instead of FlowersMarch 8, 2012$94
1-800-Flowers.comJuly 3, 2012$134
1-800-Flowers.comMarch 19, 2013$144
Cherry Moon FarmsApril 25, 2013$112
County Clerk Barbara Sanders
Publix (cereal)18-May-09$5.29
Publix (Coffee-mate)18-May-09$3.99
Publix (Bic lighter)May 18, 2009$2.99
Wal-Mart (Motts Juice x2)June 7, 2009$4.00
Wal-Mart (cereal)June 7, 2009$3.18
Fluff Em FloristOctober 20, 2009$670
Stanford Who’s WhoJanuary 28, 2011$618
Fry’s ElectronicsApril 22, 2013$63
A State Court Employee
DS WaterFebruary 3, 2012$55
DS WaterFebruary 9, 2012$79
Quill (unknown)February, 2012$364
Publix (“Food stuff “)February 14, 2012$104
Publix (“Food stuff”)February 14, 2012$6
Crystal Springs WaterFebruary 10, 2012$64
Publix (“Food stuff”)March 13, 2012$87
DS WaterApril 5, 2012$31
Kroger (“Soda Pops”)April 10, 2012$5
Wal-Mart (Web camera)April 15, 2012$89
Wal-Mart (Coffee & Flatware)April 13, 2012$32
DS WaterMay 3, 2012$31
Kroger (“Soda Pops”)April 10, 2012$5
Wal-Mart (Web camera)April 15, 2012$89
Wal-Mart (Coffee & Flatware)April 13, 2012$32
DS WaterMay 3, 2012$31
Quill (Sugar)May 14, 2012$44
Publix (“Food stuff”)May 8, 2012$99
DS WaterJanuary 17, 2011$93
Wal-Mart (Coffee & creamer)February 2, 2011$37
DS WaterFebruary 10, 2011$51
Publix (Christmas cookies & tea)February 8, 2011$10
Publix (Plates, napkins & flatware)February 25, 2011$18
Quill (Coffeemate)March 9, 2011$16
DS WatersMarch 14, 2011$51
Quill (Foam cups)March 17, 2011$35
Publix (“Food stuff”)March 8, 2011$68
DS WatersApril 7, 2011$28
Publix (“Food stuff”)April 12, 2011$7
Walgreens (mints)April 13, 2011$5
Public (flatware)May 2, 2011$10
DS WatersMay 5, 2011$36
Publix (“Food stuff”)May 11, 2011$66
1-800-Flowers.comMay 12, 2011$134
DS WatersJune 2, 2011$28
Publix (“Food stuff”)June 14, 2011$94
Quill (“Sugar in the Raw”)June 20, 2011$9
Wal-Mart (coffee & creamer)June 18, 2011$15
DS WatersJune 30, 2011$36
Publix (“Food stuff”)July 12, 2011$74
DS WatersJuly 28, 2011$43
DS WatersAugust 25, 2011$38
Publix (“Food stuff”)August, 2011$127
Publix (“Food stuff”)September 6, 2011$63
Kroger (cutlery)September 19, 2011$11
Wal-Mart (“Food stuff”)October 3, 2011$103
Publix (Gift card)October 15, 2011$150
Publix (Gift card)November 1, 2011$175
DS WatersNovember 4, 2011$29
DS WatersFebruary 5, 2015$68
DS WatersJanuary 8, 2015$13

Law Department

DeKalb Bar Association (dues x 4)July 25, 2014$900
Derek White (photographer)March 17, 2015$500

Community Development

The Gallery Collection (holiday cards)November 5, 2010$80
Office Depot (“missing receipts”)March 6, 7 & 25, 2012$271
Office Depot (unknown)May 2013$953
Human Resources Department
QuikTrip (gift cards)April 2, 2014$700
Royal Caribbean Cruise, Ltd.March 27, 2014$682
Hall’s Atlanta Wholesale FloristApril 16, 2015$409
American Designer FlowersApril 28, 2015$89
QuikTrip (gift cards)February 11, 2015$600
QuikTrip (gift cards)March 11, 2015$60
Hall’s Atlanta Wholesale FloristApril 14, 2014$366
Costco (snacks & water)November 30, 2012$886
Costco (snacks & water)May 22, 2013$961
Leadership DeKalb (donation) 14-Jul-14$250

Solicitor General

Mekeeshia Foster (airbrush makeup)9-May-13$175

Watershed Management Department

Best Buy (television)April 29, 2013$849
Best Buy (television)June 14, 2011$689
Best Buy (television)June 16, 2011$657
RadioShack (television)January 10, 2014$179

Fleet Management Department

RBM of Atlanta28August 3, 2012$474
DIRECTVJanuary 26, 2015$83
Pinehill Trophy (retirement clock)December 20, 2012$150
Pinehill Trophy (retirement plaque)December 3, 2013$45
Tampa toll road (fine payment)29January 17, 2014$42
Nalley BMW (parts for BMW)April 3, 2014$113
Hennessy JaguarAugust 10, 2011$174
Nalley BMWAugust 18, 2011$6

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