Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer leaves federal court Sept. 3 after her arraignment hearing for bilking taxpayers out of thousands of dollars through a kickback scheme. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Ex-DeKalb Commissioner Boyer to be sentenced

Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer is scheduled to be sentenced this week for swindling more than $90,000 from taxpayers.

Boyer faces about one or two years in federal prison when she appears before U.S.District Judge Orinda Evans on Friday.

Boyer pleaded guilty in September to charges that she funnelled more than $78,000 to an evangelist posing as a legislative consultant, and then receiving about $58,000 of that amount in kickbacks. Boyer also admitted charging more than $15,000 worth of personal expenses on her government charge card.

Boyer’s sentencing has been delayed twice already, in December and in February.

Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Boyer agreed to provide “substantial assistance” in exchange for their recommendation of a lighter sentence.

Boyer’s husband, John Boyer, pleaded guilty to orchestrating the scheme last month, and his sentencing is scheduled for May 6.

The consultant Boyer paid, evangelist Rooks Boynton, hasn’t been charged.

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