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Burrell Ellis Addresses DeKalb Water Bill Crisis

Dec 29, 2016
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With days left before leaving office, Burrell Ellis is tackling a major concern for residents.

In a letter released Wednesday, the outgoing DeKalb CEO addressed the county's water billing crisis.

Ellis said the county will send out about 50,000 statements that were withheld due to accuracy concerns.

The amount on these bills will be a rough estimate of the average water usage over the past 12 months, with the highest and lowest amounts removed.

Ellis says customers who are unhappy with the billed average should contact county officials.

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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis hugs his wife Philippa. He spoke out Thursday with his defense attorney Craig Gillen, for the first time since he was convicted a year and a half ago following a second trial in DeKalb County.
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, with his wife Philippa, and defense attorney Craig Gillen, speaks during a press conference Thursday for the first time since he was convicted a year and a half ago following a second trial in DeKalb County.
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Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis spoke out on Thursday for the first time since he was convicted a year and a half ago following a second trial in DeKalb County.

This is after the State Supreme Court reversed Ellis' corruption convictions.  He is accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions.

Ellis thanked his supporters, family and legal team during the “unimaginably horrific journey.”