Then-DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson speaks during a meeting at Dekalb County Government Administration Building in 2014. AJC file photo. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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DeKalb Ethics Board schedules hearing on former commissioner Watson

DeKalb County’s Board of Ethics has scheduled a Thursday hearing on the case of former Commissioner Stan Watson, who is accused of using secret accounts to spend money he solicited from county vendors.

Although Watson is no longer a member of the Board of Commissioners -- he stepped down in 2016 to run for tax commissioner but lost -- he can still be held accountable for any violations of ethics rules during his tenure.

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Stan Watson is accused of converting travel checks for his own use.

The hearing will begin at 3 p.m. at the Central DeKalb Senior Center at 1346 McConnell Dr. in Decatur.

After evidence is presented, members of the Ethics Board will deliberate and determine whether any laws were broken.

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