Verdict reached in Burrell Ellis case
A verdict has been reached in the retrial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.
FOX 5 News has learned Ellis has been found guilty on all counts of perjury and one count of extortion. The verdict was reached Wednesday morning.
He was indicted in 2013 for allegedly extorting campaign cotributions from business owners who had cotracts with the county and has always denied cancelled contracts of vendors who refused to make a donation to his 2012 bid for re-election.
Ellis was on trial for the second time. The first trial ended in a mistrial in October 2014 when an all-female jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict after nearly two weeks of deliberations.