DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was having a hard time closing the deal.
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Coming Sunday. DeKalb County taxpayers, according to an investigation into the county’s contracting practices, have for years paid inflated or phony bills, and contracts worth millions of dollars have been awarded to sham companies. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution digs into a special grand jury investigation that lays bare a culture of self-dealing, nepotism and cronyism that allowed corruption to flourish.