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Dekalb CEO indicted on 15 counts

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Dekalb County's CEO bonded out of jail Tuesday night.

Burrell Ellis was arrested after a grand jury indicted him on 15 charges, including attempted extortion, conspiracy, and theft.

Prosecutors say he threatened to withhold county business from companies that didn't contribute to his campaign.

Ellis was elected on November 4, 2008 and won reelection in 2012.

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