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Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton & Judy Brownlee – 3rd Comprehensive Report & Summary of the Ethics Complaint

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3rd Comprehensive Report & Summary of the Ethics Complaint for Barnes Sutton and Brownlee
Presented By Viola Davis and Joel Edwards

As requested by the DeKalb County Board of Ethics on 3/3/2015, I, Viola Davis, with Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter and Restore DeKalb, submitted a comprehensive report on 3/27/2015 detailing and summarizing the ethics complaint (alleged criminal activity, wrongdoing and malfeasance), against Sharon Barnes Sutton and Judy Brownlee within DeKalb County government. I had and continue to have the support of Restore DeKalb with Joel Edwards and a group of citizens striving to “restore” transparency, ethics and accountability in our local and state government.

We summarized our Code of Ethics Complaint against Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and Judy Brownlee to 1)answer the reply submitted by Barnes Sutton’s attorney at that time, Quinton Washington; 2)We clarified questions submitted by the Board of Ethics and their investigator; 3)We also submitted new documentation to justify additional charges of wrongdoing.

Again, we issue this third summary of our ethics complaint to ensure there is transparency, ethics, and accountability in DeKalb County government. We continue to strive to clarify our charges and are joined as a coalition to hold elected officials and their staff person accountable for violating the public’s trust.

Kelvin Walton Resigned and Nina Hall was Fired: We were Victorious!

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Kelvin Walton Resigned and Nina Hall was Fired. We were Victorious!

We were victorious! We are proud to announce that Kelvin Walton has resigned and Nina Hall was fired.

We delivered a demand letter on behalf of vendors and contractors who had filed complaints against Kelvin Walton, former Director and Chief Procurement Officer of the Department of Purchasing and Contracting and Nina Hall, Former Assistant to CEO Burrell Ellis, and former Project Manager with the Watershed Department. Due to prior complaints, sworn testimony, and evidence of alleged criminal activities, Vendors and Contractors registered with DeKalb County Purchasing and Contracting Department demanded Kelvin Walton and Nina Hall be fired.

DeKalb Purchasing Director Kelvin Walton, who secretly recorded conversions with Ellis, also is now the target of a federal investigation, according to Channel 2 Action News. Walton allegedly received several $1000 payments from a company called Metals and Materials Engineers (MME), which has received millions of dollars in DeKalb County Contracts, according to Channel 2 Action News. Read the entire article at

The local government should focus on the needs of the public, provide a high quality of life, and restore public trust.

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