A long-awaited investigative report on DeKalb County government calls on the county’s interim CEO Lee May to resign for an unidentified “questionable loan,” according to ajc.com and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
May himself commissioned the report from Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde, who previously described the county government as “rotten to the core.”
Two of the commissioners who represent the Brookhaven or Dunwoody areas, Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader, appear in the report with lists of what the investigators call “questionable spending” and “suspicious charges.” The report says that means there was little or no explanation provided for the expenditures.
District 2 Commissioner Rader’s spending list in that section includes various sums given to what mostly appear to be charitable or nonprofit organizations, including $6,000 to the DeKalb Historical Society and two $10,000 items to Park Pride Atlanta.
District 6 Commissioner Gannon’s spending list includes some similar nonprofit items, but also sums to a former executive assistant and $1,000 for CVS Pharmacy gift cards, among other things.
The final report includes many allegations of misspent money and a bribery accusation that reportedly has been forward to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The Journal-Constitution has posted the report here. DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester said on Twitter that she has a full copy and will issue a statement after reading it. “Pray for DeKalb,” Jester added.