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DeKalb Interim CEO promises transparency

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Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer's sudden resignation and mounting legal problems are a black eye for DeKalb County at a time when taxpayer frustration is high and county support is low. DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May tells FOX 5's George Franco he's going to turn the county around.

May held a public meeting Tuesday to review his first year in office.

May spoke to constituents of the good, bad and ugly of county government just a few hours after Boyer agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud federal charges.

“She's admitted her guilt and wrong doing. I think it's important to note that we must take a step forward and really use this as some healing time,” said May.

Boyer resigned a day before federal charged were brought against her as racketeering charges are pending against suspended CEO Burrell Ellis.

May says a strengthened Board of Ethics and a Chief Integrity Officer are now in place. He also made changes to county P cards, purchase cards which raised a red flag in Boyer's case.

“We've revised the P card policies we've mandated training and annual audits of anyone who holds a p cards,” said May.

The U.S. attorney's office says a number of other DeKalb County officials are under investigation.

May says any and all county records are open for review.

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