Looking For Elaine Boyer’s “Advisor”

August 26, 2014 17:05 pm

by George Chidi · 4 comments

This is a file obtained through an Open Records request from DeKalb County today. It contains a list of all invoices paid from Elaine Boyer’s account from 2009 to 2011 — the amount, the recipient and the purpose.

The federal filing today describes an unnamed “advisor” taking more than $78,000 from the county for consulting services that were never rendered, kicking back three-quarters of the cash to Boyer. Several consultants are listed in this document.  It’s conceivable that a single party billed under multiple names to add up to $78,000. But only one appears to have taken more than $78,000 individually over the time period described: M Rooks Boynton.

I’m not sure who Boynton is yet, and I can’t be sure Boynton is actually the person at issue. The address listed in procurement filings is a post office box which is also associated with Rooks Boynton Ministries of Clarkston. Marion Rooks Boynton is listed as an officer of Rooks Boynton Ministries, Inc. of Clarkston. A Rooks Boynton is listed in a fraternity newsletter as an athlete at UGA in 1962.

I’ve called phone numbers associated with his name and address, and run into disconnections. I will update this as data becomes available.

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Choosy Mothers Choose Jiff August 26, 2014 at 6:52 pm

But But But he sounds like such a nice Christian man. Why are you persecuting good Christian men, Childi?

This is a man whose claimed mission was to infuse Christianity into local government.

And some of you wonder why I have such a difficult time accepting Christianity as a valid moral compass. None of you can’t live up to the expectations, you can only hide behind them while you do your dirty little deeds.

I am fairly certain the commish was a good church going woman too. Just another nail in the hand, guys.

atlanta unfiltered August 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Rooks Boynton ran for commission chairman (Republican nominee, I guess) against Manuel in 1980. He was involved in a failed recall effort against Manuel and Commissioner Brince Manning in 1982 sparked by a big hike in homeowners’ tax assessments. At the time, he said he was a management consultant for engineering and construction companies. I wrote one article quoting him alleging a variety of unsubstantiated claims about county spending. He was not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he didn’t let that stop him from stirring things up.

analogkid August 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I was a DeKalb county resident during this time period, and I am outraged that my tax dollars were misspent at so many mediocre chain restaurants.

Dave Bearse August 28, 2014 at 1:08 am