Dekalb CEO Burrell Ellis’s home and office was recently searched by the Dekalb County District Attorneys
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STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (CBS ATLANTA) –
The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office conducted a search warrant Monday at the home and offices of the county’s top elected official, Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis.
The timing was calculated. Ellis was busy at the time the searches began, testifying before a special grand jury about the county’s bidding process.
Investigators emerged from Ellis’s Stone Mountain home, carrying computers and boxes of potential evidence. Search warrants suggest that Ellis is suspected of bribery and “bid rigging,” essentially doing favors for people that helped him get elected.
The investigation began when the county’s District Attorney Robert James convened a special grand jury to look into the county’s bidding process. He initially focused on the watershed management department. But the case took an unexpected turn Monday when investigators raided Ellis’s home and office looking for information about campaign contributions.
It wasn’t until Ellis finished testifying about the bidding process Monday that he found out search warrants were being executed.
“I haven’t done anything that I’m aware of, nor has my staff done anything I’m aware of that was inappropriate,” Ellis said.