Ethics complaint filed against DeKalb Commissioner Gannon

An ethics complaint filed Monday against DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon accuses her and an assistant of spending government money on gift cards and lawyers.

There are now ethics complaints pending against all six DeKalb County commissioners and Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May.

Gannon said the allegations are unfounded, and she said she has legitimate explanations for every expenditure in her budget.

The complaint, brought by Lithonia resident Monica Parrott, said Gannon’s assistant Michelle Walldorff bought gift cards during the Christmas season that Gannon used for her personal benefit.

Parrott also accuses Gannon of spending county money on attorneys to influence zoning decisions, and of buying votes through financial support of nonprofit organizations.