Channel 2's Richard Belcher has learned this is not the first time the official has been reprimanded

Ethics Board to investigate former DeKalb director Marcus Kellum

Marcus Kellum is no longer a DeKalb County employee, but the Ethics Board is moving forward on investigating him on a variety of issues raised during his tenure.

Kellum, the county’s former beautification director, first drew attention when Channel 2 Action News reported that he did work for his private consulting business while still collecting government checks. He was later sanctioned by higher ups.

The Board of Ethics said Thursday it is also reviewing evidence that Kellum double-billed or over-billed the county for travel expenses.

In addition, a concerned citizens requested the Ethics Board look into whether Kellum violated any rules when he directed staff to close thousands of code enforcement complaints without fixing the problems.

Although he is no longer a county employee, Kellum will be asked to attend a probable cause hearing and could face sanctions if he is found to have broken ethics standards.

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