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Investigators Search County CEO's Home in Southland Subdivision

DeKalb County authorities executed search warrants Monday morning at the home and office of Burrell Ellis.

DeKalb County investigators searched the home and office of county CEO Burrell Ellis on Monday morning, according to local media reports.

From a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Three unmarked police cars were parked outside Ellis’s home in the Southland subdivision, Channel 2 said.

The search comes on the same day as Ellis testified before a special grand jury investigating county watershed operations.

The story also said it is not immediately clear whether the search was part of the investigation into the watershed department's bidding process.

The Southland subdivision is in unincorporated Stone Mountain.

Patch is awaiting a call back from Commissioner Lee May for reaction.

Ellis was scheduled to speak before the press at 12:30 p.m.

Check back for more information.

Peach January 07, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Oh, for goodness sake!! BURRELL ELLIS?? He's one of the good guys! It just doesn't pay to do public service.
John Wilson January 07, 2013 at 07:17 PM
I hope they tear him a new butthole. I can't stand Dekalb County government workers. They are all a bunch of rip-off artists. They need to go after those traffic court judges too. Those crooks got me paying over $400 for running a stop sign which I didn't even run.
bren davis January 08, 2013 at 01:10 PM
I am slow to judge. What I do know is Burell is part of a community ( Southland) that spends more HOA monies on the pool, tennis courts, and property office enhancement, than on the safety of the community. Public service starts at home! P.S. I would also venture to say that Mr. Ellis is adequately 'paid' for the 'service' he provides
jbgotcha January 09, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Smoke and mirrors by our DA to cover up his ineptitude in prosecuting rape and murder cases. It's also no surprise that Robert James' buddy Lee May was just voted as president of BOC. I smell a coup...

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