- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - The DeKalb County Board plans to hold a special election to replace a member who resigned this week and now faces federal charges.

Elaine Boyer appeared in federal court Tuesday, a day after resigning from a 20-year career in the seat. Her lawyer has said Boyer will plead guilty to the two charges against her.

Prosecutors say Boyer authorized payments to an unnamed adviser and then had a portion of that money funneled into her own bank account and used a county credit card for personal expenses.

The special election to fill the seat will be held on Nov. 4.

Her attorney has said Boyer is sorry for what she has done and was aware it was against the law. She was released on a $25,000 signature bond on Tuesday.

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