DeKalb County’s attorney is advising commissioners to stop using their office budgets to benefit nonprofit and charitable organizations, a practice that investigators have said may be illegal, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Following the investigation by Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde, County Attorney O.V. Brantley wrote that there’s no “bright line rule” that prohibits public funds from being allocated to charities, but donations might be banned as gratuities by the Georgia Constitution.

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