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.

It was on July 1 that Ellis was found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.

He could have gotten as much as 15 years in prison.

-Maria Boynton, CBS Local

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