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South Fulton officials are asking Fulton DA to investigate new mayor’s use of city-issued credit card

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In South Fulton, an investigation into the mayor’s use of his city-issued credit card is ongoing following a request by city council members to the Fulton County Attorney’s Office. Council members voted to request the investigation of DA Fani Willis on Tuesday night after an audit revealed some purchases they called “questionable”.

“The transactions were concerning,” District 3 Councilwoman Helen Willis told FOX 5. “We thought it best to just send them to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Fraud Unit for review. and give an opinion.”

Willis said they hope nothing comes of the investigation, but council members feel they need to take this step as part of their commitment to transparency.

“We have strict financial protocol on how they’re supposed to be used, and they’re not to be used for anything of a personal nature,” Willis said of the city-issued credit cards.

The call for an investigation came as South Fulton town officials confirmed the firing of town supply officer Anthony Kerr early Wednesday. Kerr was escorted out of city office buildings by South Fulton police, which is standard practice according to Police Chief Keith Meadows.

Willis did not comment on specifics of the transactions in question, citing the integrity of the investigation.

“We want to be fair to the mayor and the town of South Fulton, but especially to the residents. They elected us all to be good stewards of taxpayers’ money,” she explained.

Mayor Khalid Kamua issued the following statement in response:

“In the past 3 weeks in Camelot, a woman was murdered in front of her 4-year-old child; another person was found overdosing on drugs in a covered walkway; a third resident was attacked by an off-leash pit bull (already accused of attacking others) and several citizens are without power, due to illegal wiring, as we begin the hottest summer on record.

“But the last City Council avoided any discussion of these emergency conditions in favor of a smear campaign over credit card charges authorized by city staff. This is petty, partisan politics – and working-class residents and the elderly of the Old National are suffering.”

Willis told FOX 5 that South Fulton City Council members have taken the extra step of having their city-issued credit cards audited as well, and are considering hiring an internal auditor. No investigation timetable has been set.