Man charged with conspiring to help former county commissioner steal money

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  An alleged aide offormer DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has been arraigned after being indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to steal more than $85,000 from DeKalb County. On Aug. 11, the grand jury indicted Marion Rooks Boynton, 73, of Saint Simons Island, on charges of conspiracy and substantive federal program theft. […]

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Man arrested in connection with vandalized businesses in Brookhaven

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  A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged for vandalizing Nuts ‘N Berries in Brookhaven. Brookhaven Police charged Solomon Danziger of Chamblee with burglary on connection with the vandalism that occurred in the early hours of July 13. The campaign office of Catherine Bernard, which is located above Nuts ‘N Berries, was vandalized. Bernard […]

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Brookhaven businesses, Catherine Bernard’s campaign office vandalized

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Several businesses were vandalized in the early hours of July 13, including the campaign office of Catherine Bernard. Bernard is running for the vacant Georgia House District 80 seat. Brookhaven police said the vandalism occurred at Nuts ‘N Berries at 4274 Peachtree Road, Peachtree Flower Shop Inc. at 4280 Peachtree Road, and several businesses and […]

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Burrell Ellis found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion

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A jury found suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. Ellis was accused of strong-arming vendors to donate to his reelection campaign in 2012. The jury came to a verdict July 1 after six days of deliberation, finding Ellis guilty of three perjury charges for lying to a […]

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Updated: Hemy Neuman’s conviction reversed

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The state’s top court has reversed the conviction of Hemy Neuman, who was found guilty but mentally ill of the 2010 murder of Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman outside a Dunwoody daycare center.  In a 6-to-1 decision announced June 15, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the DeKalb County Superior Judge Gregory Adams “erred by allowing […]

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Burrell Ellis on trial again

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“Debt, desperation and deceit. That is what the evidence will show this case is about.” That’s how Assistant District Attorney Lawanda Hodges began her opening arguments June 9 in the retrial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis is on trial in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson. He is accused of strong-arming vendors […]

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Brookhaven rape suspect arrested in Alabama

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A 38-year-old man wanted in an alleged rape on Buford Highway was arrested in Alabama. Brookhaven Police said Roberto Gaona-Piña was arrested May 21 by the Opelika Police Department in Alabama. According to Brookhaven Public Information Officer Carlos Nino, Opelika police officers responded to a suspicious person call matching the description of Gaona-Piña. Gaona-Piña was […]

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Teen charged in fatal car accident that killed Lakeside teacher

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*UPDATE* Decatur Police obtained arrest warrants April 30 for first degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving for 19-year-old Ramiro Pedemonte of Tucker for the fatality accident that occurred on April 25 on Scott Boulevard at Ridley Circle involving Leah O’Brien and her 8-year-old daughter.  Pedemonte was taken into custody at his residence without incident.    […]

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