Former DeKalb commissioner Stan Watson pleads not guilty to theft charge

August 4, 20171min990
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The court case involving former DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is getting under way. Watson waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty on Aug. 1 to a charge of theft by conversion for allegedly receiving advance checks from the county of over $3,000 for government travel he did not take.

Robert James, who is representing Watson and is the former district attorney for DeKalb County, said his client has reimbursed the county but could not discuss the case any further at this time because he hasn’t yet seen the evidence.

“We’re ramping up and reviewing evidence. That is really all that I can say at this time,” said James Watson received checks early last year for conferences in Chicago and Savannah, but resigned from office to run for DeKalb tax commissioner before he took the trips.  He reimbursed the county $3,586 a year later.

Watson did not win the seat for tax commissioner last year. He was elected as DeKalb Commissioner for District 7 in 2008. He previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives.

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