Former DeKalb County Judge Cynthia Becker plans to turn herself in to face felony charges that she lied about her controversial rejection of a plea deal in 2013 corruption case, according to an report.

The 2013 case involved a plea agreement in the corruption case against former DeKalb Schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis. Lewis agreed to a year of probation in exchange for testifying against others. Becker sentenced him to jail instead.

Becker, now retired, is accused of making false statements about the Lewis decision to the Judicial Qualifications Commission in Cobb County last year.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.