Charges filed against ex-DeKalb County official
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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former DeKalb County commissioner facing federal conspiracy and mail fraud charges has waived indictment and says she'll plead guilty to the charges.

Elaine Boyer appeared in court Tuesday, a day after resigning from the position she held for more than 20 years.

Prosecutors said in newly released court documents that Boyer participated in a scheme to defraud DeKalb County, one of Georgia's largest counties that includes several of Atlanta's eastern suburbs.

Boyer told WSB-TV Monday that she abused her power and betrayed constituents. The television station and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution have also reported on about $16,000 in personal purchases that Boyer made with a county-issued card. WSB-TV reported that Boyer was repaying the money when the federal probe began.

Boyer has been released on a $25,000 signature bond.



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