Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer will be sentenced some time after the first of the year, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta says. The sentencing hearing for Boyer, a long-time commissioner who pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the misuse of county funds, had been scheduled for Dec. 3. The new date likely will be in February, Bob Page, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, said in an email.
Working as a Credit Manager, I spent many years fighting “white collar” criminals. Two things always stuck me about them: They were perfectly capable of making a good honest living, and they seemed to get such light sentences [if any]for their crimes. Elaine Boyer has been convicted of both wire and mail fraud. I’ve helped defeat her on several zoning issues over the years. Now she sits in front of the judicial system, shouting out her guilt, hoping to con the courts in the same way that she coned her county. A maximum sentence would send an unmistakable message–we deserve whatever we tolerate!!–Tom Reilly
I agree with you. As a past President of the Tucker Civic Association, we fought her on many issues and often lost. Over 10 years ago,she used part of County Park Bond referendum money to buy a commercial lot that was for sale 6 houses from her residence. This was solely to benefit her. We knew she was corrupt back then, but lacked sufficient dramatic evidence to interest the media.
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