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Report: DeKalb sanitation director suspended

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DeKalb County sanitation director Billy Malone was suspended according to DeKalb COO Zach Williams.

CBS46 uncovered a county driving record marked with several accidents in county vehicles, but apparently incomplete incident reports — filed by Malone himself — in each case. Workers in the department called the process a double-standard, when it came to accidents.

The grand total to taxpayers Malone's accidents was reportedly more than $15,000.

A document we've obtained suggests possible 10-day suspension, or even termination could have resulted from his third accident. Malone could have been suspended for up to seven days following his second.

We're still working to confirm the length of the disciplinary action taken against Malone.

The memo, penned by the county's Deputy Director of Finance and Risk Management on Monday, also says that Malone should not have been filing his own accident reports.

Our investigation found Malone’s most recent incident happened in 2014 when he ran into a pole at the county landfill. He reportedly left the scene. In 2012, Malone was involved in two other accidents outside of DeKalb County.

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Sanitation workers found without licenses

Our investigation found that truck drivers in the DeKalb County sanitation department didn't have the proper credentials to be on the roads, because of expired Commercial Driver's Licenses, including one whose annual physical, as required to have the license, hadn't been renewed for nearly two years.

An explosive report detailing questionable spending by several county commissioners, and other instances of perceived corruption across the county mentions a sanitation worker fired for a DUI then later rehired.

Read more about the DeKalb County Corruption Report on's continuing coverage page here.

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