UPDATE March 24
Former DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson still owes the county $917 for official travel since July 2015, according to county documents. County officials say Watson is disputing some of the amount owed.
Former DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson, under investigation for withdrawing nearly $4,000 in travel advances before leaving office, has repaid most of the money.
Channel 2 Action News reports that DeKalb’s government recently received a check for $3,586, which covers all but $300 of the money Watson withdrew. It’s unclear why the full amount wasn’t reimbursed.
Watson withdrew the money in January and February of last year for government conferences in Chicago and Savannah that took place in April.
It’s unclear whether repaying the money will clear Watson.
DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston’s office subpoenaed government records and checks related to Watson’s travel advances. A spokeswoman for Boston declined comment.
Watson couldn’t be reached for comment by Channel 2.
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