A DeKalb County Superior Court Judge candidate has been indicted on multiple felony theft by taking charges.
Michael Rothenberg was indicted Tuesday on six counts of the charge.
Rothenberg is currently on the DeKalb County ballot to unseat Superior Court Judge Gail Flake.
The DeKalb County District Attorney's office said Rothenberg received more than $1.3 million in funds from Colorado-based investment group, Winterhawk Energy and Development Corporation.
The office said a portion of those funds, which were intended for an investment deal, were put into various accounts controlled by Rothenberg, including a campaign account and a personal banking account.
"Michael Rothenberg unlawfully transferred $440,000 into accounts that he controlled and then illegally used those funds for his own personal use," said DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. "He would frequent local DeKalb County spots such as Farm Burger, J. Christopher's and Walmart on other people's dimes. This isn't just a clear violation of the law, but also a violation of the trust of the investors of this development corporation."
The transactions occurred between March 2010 and November 2010.
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