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Friday's Burrell Ellis hearing canceled

3:10 PM, Aug 8, 2013   |    comments
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DECATUR, Ga. -- A judicial hearing in the case against suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has been canceled.

The hearing had been scheduled for Friday morning in Decatur.  A new date for the hearing has not been announced.

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Ellis was indicted on 15 counts by a grand jury in June. His charges include four counts of attempt to commit theft by extortion; one count of conspiracy in restraint of free and open competition; two counts of criminal attempt to commit false statements and writings; three counts of theft by taking ; one count of conspiracy to defraud a political subdivision; three counts of coercion of other employee to give anything of value for political purposes and one count of conspiracy in restraint of free and open competition.

After the indictment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal suspended Ellis from office. During his suspension, Ellis will continue to receive his annual salary of $150,000.

Deal named DeKalb County Commission Chairman Lee May the interim CEO for the county.


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