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.

John Ruch

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