- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors say they have not yet been able to reach a clear decision in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

The jurors resumed their deliberations Wednesday, after they were unable to reach a verdict Tuesday afternoon.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (https://on-ajc.com/1w2GaU8) that jurors sent a note to the judge Wednesday morning, saying they were unable to reach a unanimous decision on all counts facing Ellis. Judge Courtney Johnson informed jurors that they need to keep working toward an agreement.

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.

Ellis has maintained his innocence. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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