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DeKalb commissioner linked to SC corruption case

Special to SEGAZINE

A witness in a South Carolina corruption case testified Monday that DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is linked to that trial currently underway.

As Channel 2 Action News first reported in April, two counts of that indictment involved the alleged solicitation of kickbacks by a DeKalb County official.

According to testimony on Monday, Watson was part of a restaurant meeting that included discussions of illegal payoffs.

The witness who testified Monday already pleaded guilty in connection with the case. He was a business associate of one of the defendants and said he attended that meeting at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Columbia, South Carolina, which several DeKalb County officials attended, including Watson

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