Commission seeks funds from tax commissioner

Allen

 

The Columbia County Commission voted 4-0 Friday to authorize its attorneys to recover funds from Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.

After the vote, District Commissioner Ron Thigpen said he thought it was time for Allen to resign.

Allen’s husband, District Commissioner Charles Allen, was not present.

Commissioners contend that the fees Allen collected from Harlem and Grovetown violate state law and that the contracts Al­len entered into with the cities were done without their knowledge or consent.

The fees were the subject of a criminal investigation now in the hands of District Attorney Ashley Wright.

Allen has denied any wrongdoing and defends her right to collect payments for those services.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:41

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