DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Prosecutors now say former DeKalb Commissioner
Elaine Boyer used an elaborate scheme to pay tens of thousands of dollars to a vendor – only to have the money funneled back to her personal bank account.
Prosecutors have so far refused to name names because that part of their investigation is still ongoing. But, Fleischer's
In an exclusive interview, Boyer admitted to Fleischer that she violated the trust of DeKalb County taxpayers and says she plans to plead guilty to charges of wire fraud and mail fraud conspiracy.
“I feel deeply ashamed. I'm embarrassed and I’ve dishonored the leadership position I had," Boyer said.
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“What do you say to the taxpayers whose money that was?” asked Fleischer.
"To the people of DeKalb, I'm just deeply, deeply,
After an open records
"I've made a huge, tremendous error in judgment, and many lies and intentional deception and I deeply regret it," she said.
Boynton's invoices cite consulting and research for issues like transportation, Grady,
Georgia's secretary of state has no record of The Boynton Report,
The company shared an address with several of his other businesses, now an empty office in a strip mall.
Fleischer tried to track down John Boyer at home, and found it empty, too. The bank recently foreclosed. The same is true for a million-dollar home on St.
“Can you talk at all about who else was involved in all of this?” Fleischer asked.
"I can't say any more,
“Because of the investigation or they've asked you not to?”
"I'm cooperating and that's just my statement," Boyer said.
Fleischer tried to reach M Rooks Boynton,
The U.S. Attorney's Office has said its investigation is still