NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR

Newsmaker of the Year, Robert James: Driving Force in a Year of Big Prosecutions

DeKalb DA, a career prosecutor, is making connections with an eye on higher office

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DeKalb County's top prosecutor found himself in the eye of the storm in 2013. District Attorney Robert James Jr. created much of the whirlwind himself: boldly pursuing murder and conspiracy charges against Andrea Sneiderman, prosecuting high-ranking school district officials for rigging construction contracts and convening a special purpose grand jury to investigate public corruption, which ultimately led to the indictment of the county's most powerful politician, CEO Burrell Ellis.

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