Feds charge ex-DeKalb commissioner with taking a bribe, extortion

An ex-Atlanta area public official suspected of corruption will now face authorities who are accusing her of taking pay-for-play money.

Sharon Barnes Sutton, former DeKalb County, Ga., Commissioner was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of extortion and bribery.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sutton is believed to have solicited two $500 payments to support a $10 million contract on a county sewer treatment plant. But the alleged crimes took place almost five years...

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