EX-DEKALB CEO RETRIAL
Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was convicted of extortion and perjury and will be taken into custody today. His attorney and wife declined comment to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A jury of six men and six women deliberated for more than four days before reaching its guilty verdict in four of nine charges against him. A jury last year failed to reach an agreement on any of the charges against him, forcing Judge Courtney Johnson to declare a mistrial.