DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A former janitorial services manager for DeKalb County and the Georgia World Congress Center has been indicted on public corruption charges.
Patrick Jackson, 55, is charged with bribery and mail fraud. U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said Jackson accepted bribes in exchange for helping his company net government contracts.
Prosecutors said that from 2006 to 2012, Jackson was simultaneously employed by DeKalb County and the GWCC, but was still in touch with his former employer, identified only as Company A. Company A provided janitorial services to Jackson's employers.
According to the indictment, Jackson used his position to benefit the interests of Company A in business dealings with his two employers. In exchange, Company A paid for and furnished Jackson's luxury apartment. Yates said Jackson did not tell DeKalb County or the GWCC that Company A provided him with an apartment.