- Associated Press - Saturday, October 4, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

Jurors heard nearly three weeks of testimony, including three days of testimony by Ellis that wrapped up Friday. The jury is scheduled to hear up to two hours of closing arguments Monday and then begin deliberations.

Ellis is charged with bribery, theft, extortion and perjury. He’s accused of pressuring county contractors into giving him contributions for his 2012 re-election campaign. He testified Friday that he made phone calls, but he said he didn’t threaten anyone or take action against vendors’ contracts.

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