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Dekalb DA Robert James Talks with Richey about Former CEO Burrell Ellis

Suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was sentenced serve 18 months in prison after being convicted of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. Ellis was offered a plea deal that would have allowed him to […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

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Ellis To Be Sentenced on July 8th

Sentencing for suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is set for Wednesday, July 8. A jury of 6 men and 6 women found Ellis guilty of 4 of the 9 counts against him. He was […]

WAOK-AM–07/03/2015

Prison Cells

Georgia Man Gets 17 Years For Extorting Girls For Sexual Photos

A 23-year-old Georgia man has been sentenced to serve more than 17 years in federal prison for using extortion to get teenage girls to send him pornographic images.

03/25/2015

(L-R) Lukasz ‘Dr Luke’ Gottwald (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) | Singer Kesha (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.

10/15/2014

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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

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Former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones Talks To CEO Burrell Ellis 1-On-1

ATLANTA (WAOK)-This morning with guest host Vernon Jones, WAOK broke historic ground with the first interview between former DeKalb CEO Jones and embattled suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis was indicted by a DeKalb grand jury […]

WAOK-AM–12/20/2013

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Ex-Ga. Federal Worker Guilty In Extortion Scheme

Federal prosecutors say an ex-federal employee has pleaded guilty to extorting Social Security recipients.

08/27/2013

Cooking show host Paula Deen visits Fox & Friends Christmas Special at FOX Studios on Dec. 6, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Feds: Man Tried To Extort $250,000 From Paula Deen

Authorities on Friday arrested a New York man charged with trying to extort money from embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen in exchange for not going to the news media with “true and damning statements” he said she made.

07/05/2013

Get Ready to do the Time

Van der Sloot confesses

06/08/2010