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DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis bonds out after indictment

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Video: DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis bonds out following 15 criminal charges

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  • DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, indicted on 15 counts June 18, 2013
    

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was indicted on 15 counts by a grand jury on Tuesday. 

By Tuesday night, Adrion Bell of the DeKalb Sheriff's Office said Ellis was booked into the DeKalb County Jail and released on bond, which was set for $25,000.

Back in January, Ellis' Stone Mountain home and offices were searched. After the search, investigators left the home with a computer hard drive and several boxes. 

Just one day later, the DeKalb County commissioners held a meeting, during which some members had reactions to the search warrants being executed. 

RELATED | Read the Burrell Ellis search warrant

Those warrants listed allegations including extortion, bribery, theft and conspiracy. Ellis did not appear at that meeting. 

The 15-count indictment includes charges including criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion (4), conspiracy in restraint of free and open competition (1), criminal attempt to commit false statements and writings (2), theft by taking (3), conspiracy to defraud a political subdivision (1), coercion of other employee to give anything of value for political purposes (3) and conspiracy in restraint of free and open competition (1).

MORE | Read the Indictment here

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said Tuesday that the grand jury issued and signed the arrest warrant.

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