- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May says he takes responsibility for ordering an $850,000 corruption investigation that resulted in a report calling for his own resignation.

A 39-page report released last month said May hired former attorney general Mike Bowers and lead investigator Richard Hyde, but interfered when their investigation began. The report also called for five county commissioners to resign, accusing them of spending county funds for gifts and services.

May told residents at a Tuesday night community forum that he wanted investigators to examine the county’s day-to-day operations, but he got something different.

He told residents, “I’m still upset.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (https://on-ajc.com/1GcU7rs) that more than 250 people at Tuesday’s forum included several supporters, some of whom waved signs proclaiming “We believe in Lee” and “Stay Strong May.”

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

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