DeKALB: Ex-commissioner Boyer faces prison for kickback scheme (VIDEO)

A former DeKalb County commissioner facing federal conspiracy and mail fraud charges has waived indictment and says she'll plead guilty to the charges.

Elaine Boyer appeared in court Tuesday, a day after resigning from the position she held for more than 20 years.

Prosecutors said in newly released court documents that Boyer participated in a scheme to defraud DeKalb County, one of Georgia's largest counties that includes several of Atlanta's eastern suburbs.

Boyer says that she abused her power and betrayed constituents. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported on about $16,000 in personal purchases that Boyer made with a county-issued card. She was repaying the money when the federal probe began.

Boyer has been released on a $25,000 signature bond.

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