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Elaine Boyer's Crimes Against Us Were Not Limited to Just One Scheme

Mary Kay Woodworth (at podium) addresses the Tucker community to present the plan
for Lakeside City in 2013.  How did she get such a big audience for such a
terrible idea to divide our community?  You can thank Elaine  Boyer when she gets
out of federal prison.  Boyer hosted a meeting that had a huge turnout, bigger than any
other meeting on cityhood in this area, where Tucker residents thought they were going to learn
about what they could do to STOP Lakeside.  Instead, they had to practically BOO
Ms. Woodworth off the stage to get her to leave the premises.

This is a case of politicians, lobbyists and corporations trying to work
together to pull the wool over the eyes of the average citizen while
building their own little empire with OUR TAX DOLLARS!  


Will the FBI investigate the other schemes Boyer was involved in during the time she was desperately seeking money, taking from taxpayers, scheming with her husband and conspiring with this "consultant" for private gain?   What ELSE was she doing during this same time frame?  


We know one BIG thing ... she was helping start a city of Lakeside by conning the residents of Tucker into a meeting that was a bait and switch sales pitch to promote Lakeside.   


When that didn't work, she helped establish groups to lead the Tucker city effort while preventing honest volunteers from participating.  We know she was involved in the map drawing that gave up parts of Tucker and took on parts of Smoke Rise, a community in Stone Mountain with political connections to Duwoody.  


It was the only cityhood initiative to start by giving up commercial (high dollar, inside the perimeter retail that resides in Tucker's own zip code) and taking on large swaths of low income residential multi-family housing units.  


It was the only effort to incorporate that took an existing population and commercial base and then redrew it in a way so that it would give up its prime real estate and historical claims to land and buildings that have always been a part of a long standing community.


And, to date, it is the only group that still refuses to admit who drew its own map, and who is actually their own leader.  Neighborhood "block captains" don't even live on the streets they once claimed they did.  And, the initial group's leadership is oddly friendly with those who were leading "Neighbors for Lakeside," a pro-Lakeside City group that also popped up from the Livsey school zone, a block away from the "Tucker" city effort.  (Both groups contained a small list of members who lived on the same street as one another.)


Who knows if the FBI will ever dig deep enough to uncover all the would-be crimes connected to these individuals.  But, regardless, it is up to Tucker residents, like yourself, to spread the word to others ... your friends and neighbors ... before the Nov. 3 city vote for Tucker.   Voters need to know that this city of Tucker plan will be the worst thing we could do to ourselves.  It will cost us dearly in taxes and it will cause people to lose their homes.   Maybe even worse, it will cause us to voluntarily vote to give up claims to land that has historically belonged to Tucker. 


Lavista Hills has a lot of opposition, which was likely the plan all along.  Once Tucker agrees to the new, non-Tucker  borders designed by others who do not live here, then we will find out that our city tax rate will be harmful to  businesses, especially the Mom and Pop shops that have always made Tucker such a great small town community.     


Don't vote for a city that's based on Elaine Boyer's map drawing plans.   She didn't have our best interest at heart.  She was involved in things like this ....


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"Evangelist at heart of Ex-Commissioner Boyer’s kickback scheme indicted on Federal Charges"


(originally from the Brookhaven Post)
wooden-judges-gavelDeKalb County, GA, August 13, 2015 – The Post Reports – The Atlanta-Journal Constitution says in a report that Rooks Boynton, a 73-year-old evangelist who posed as ex-DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer’s “legislative advisor”, has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on federal program theft and federal program theft conspiracy charges.
Boynton received more than $85,000 of taxpayer money that found its way to him via invoices for consulting serves he never performed. Some $60,000 found its way back in to an account controlled by Boyer’s husband, John.
John Boyer, who pleaded guilty to being the mastermind behind the taxpayer bilking scheme, is scheduled to be sentenced on August 19th.
The AJC says Boynton’s indictment explains that DeKalb, as a local government, receives federal funds, thus the federal program theft charges.
Back in March, ex-Commissioner Boyer was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Orinda Evans to 14 months in Federal Prison and ordered to pay $87,350 in restitution.
Last September, Boyer pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in her scheme to bilk DeKalb County taxpayers out of tens of thousands of dollars. The AJC and Channel 2 Action News uncovered this scheme while looking into Boyer’s misuse of her county issued purchasing card.
For more of the AJC Story go here.

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