Dekalb County CEO

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James talks with reporters following the sentencing of Burrell Ellis. (Courtesy of Eric Burton)

Dekalb D.A. Says He Offered Burrell Ellis A Misdemeanor Plea But He Didn’t Take It

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James says his office offered Burrell Ellis, “a misdemeanor plea with no jail time, first offender and an offered plea”. Ellis and his attorneys didn’t take the offer. Ellis, the […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2015

Burrell Ellis, sentenced to serve 18 months in prison, had maintained his innocence. He said that while he made phone calls, he did not threaten anyone or retaliate against county vendors. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Burrell Ellis Given Prison Time And A Fine

Burrell Ellis, the suspended CEO of DeKalb County, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. He is to spend 18 months in prison. Judge Courtney Johnson also ordered Ellis to pay a $1,000 fine. […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

File photo of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Jurors To Begin Deliberations In DeKalb CEO Trial

Jurors are set to begin deliberating in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

10/06/2014

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Police Raid Home and Office Of DeKalb Co. CEO Burrell Ellis

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Authorities raided the home and office of DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis while he was testifying before a grand jury investigating county watershed operations. Officials say unmarked police cars were parked outside […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2013