Amazingly it was only half his salary.
DeKalb County’s CEO fired his second in command Thursday after learning that the official had had an improper relationship with a water department secretary.
As part of his termination, Chief Operating Officer Keith Barker will be paid $100,000 — half of his annual salary — making him the second member of CEO Burrell Ellis’ Cabinet to leave within weeks with a sizable severance package.
Based on a tip, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained e-mails, text messages, photographs, cards and phone records documenting his nine-month relationship with Dana TraBue, an administrative assistant in the Watershed Management Department. Following this and other media inquiries, Barker was terminated.