Kenerly denied the accusations against him. But he resigned from the commission in November, saying the charges had become a distraction for the county.
The appeal: Kenerly appealed his indictment to the Georgia Court of Appeals. He argued the special grand jury did not have the authority to indict him. He also claimed District Attorney Danny Porter improperly influenced a grand jury to disregard the commissioner's right against self-incrimination. Porter has said he did nothing wrong.
What's next: The appeal has been pending since December. Kenerly's attorney, Patrick McDonough, said a decision from the Court of Appeals could come later this summer.
If convicted of all counts, Kenerly faces up to 22 years in prison. Even if he wins his appeal, Kenerly might not escape criminal charges. Porter has said he could take his case to another grand jury, which could result in another indictment.
Staff writer Andria Simmons contributed to this article.