Former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis
Former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis

Former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has been released early from his prison sentence for corruption-related convictions, according to an ajc.com report.

Ellis was convicted in July 2015 of perjury and attempting to extort a campaign contribution from a county vendor. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Gov. Nathan Deal suspended Ellis from the county CEO position and Lee May took over as interim CEO.