DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA, Reporter Newspapers broadcast partner) –

A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal has recommended to suspend indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

Last month, a grand jury indicted Ellis on charges that he tried extort campaign contributions from companies that did business with DeKalb County.

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