A complaint filed by a DeKalb resident on June 25, 2014, asks the county Board of Ethics to investigate Commissioner Stan Watson (above, shown during his 2008 campaign for DeKalb CEO).
Photo: AJC FILE
Photo: AJC FILE

Ethics complaint targets DeKalb Commissioner Watson

An ethics complaint against DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson accuses him of using his county Visa card for personal purchases and potential involvement with two men who allegedly sought to facilitate bribes.

The complaint, filed by DeKalb resident Rhea Johnson on Wednesday, asks the county Board of Ethics to investigate and consider removing Watson from office.

The Board of Ethics is already investigating allegations that three other commissioners abused their taxpayer-backed charge cards.

Watson has denied wrongdoing and begun to replay the county for nearly $5,000 worth of cellphone bills he had put on his government debit card. His attorney wasn’t immediately available for comment Thursday.

The Board of Ethics has the power to reprimand, suspend or remove officials.

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