NEWS BRIEF: DeKalb CEO Faces Search Warrant for Emails
(APN) ATLANTA — Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May’s problems just got a bit more complicated.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is investigating whether May, who recently resigned from the District 5 seat, received preferential treatment during a series of home repairs five years ago, as previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News.
Search warrants were issued on Tuesday, September 01, 2015, for email conversations involving May and two former county officials.
The search warrants from DeKalb Superior Court allege the emails may contain information about crimes of conspiracy and false statements. Based on the date range of emails being sought, the warrants involve the probe into a 4,000 dollar check written to May by an Alpharetta company [sic] in 2011, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
A series of events centered around corruption have plagued the County for the last year. Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde are conducting an audit of the County, eagerly awaited by all. Bowers told APN that until the audit is complete, he can not comment.