A long-awaited report about DeKalb County government ethics and corruption is expected to be released next week, according to ajc.com.

Investigators Mike Bowers, who is a former state attorney general, and Richard Hyde delivered a bombshell preview of the report earlier this month, alleging in a letter that DeKalb’s government is “rotten to the core.” They claimed to have discovered waste, fraud, bribery and obstruction of the investigation, among other issues, but mentioned few details.

County Interim CEO Lee May hired the investigators several months ago in the wake of several corruption scandals. But he has disputed the sweeping language in Bowers and Hyde’s letter and claimed they are late in delivering their report.

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