Looking For Elaine Boyer’s “Advisor”

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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. analogkid says:

    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.

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