ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of a former DeKalb County commissioner who admitted to stealing county money has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Federal prosecutors say 62-year-old John Boyer of Stone Mountain pleaded guilty to charges linked to mail and wire fraud charges Elaine Boyer was convicted of in September.
Prosecutors say the Boyers experienced financial troubles in 2009 and John Boyer concocted an illegal kickback scheme involving a family friend acting as a consultant.
Authorities say the adviser submitted false invoices to Boyer's office for services totaling roughly $80,000 between 2009 and 2011. Prosecutors say John Boyer told the adviser to make deposits into an account he and Elaine Boyer controlled.
Prosecutors say Elaine Boyer's sentencing is set for March 20. John Boyer's sentencing is set for May 6.