Police have executed search warrants this morning at the home and office of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. The search warrant may (may) be related to an ongoing investigation of DeKalb’s watershed operations projects.
DeKalb has a $1.3 Billion capital improvement program to upgrade its watershed operations. There was significant criticism of Ellis by opponents during last year’s Democratic primary regarding Ellis’ acceptance of large campaign contributions from vendors related to this massive project.
The AJC article mentions that District Attorney, Robert James, is investigating claims of bid rigging and kickbacks.