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November 4, 2004

Albany-- An Albany City Commissioner was arrested--but it wasn't for real!

Henry Mathis was put in the back of the police car, charged with raising $2,700 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Mathis joined dozens of other people at the Albany Holiday Inn.

With their cell phones in hand, the volunteers hope to raise $80,000 dollars.

Commissioner Henry Mathis says, "Just to see the pictures and the faces of the kids that go to the camp and are on the bulletin board, it's enough for me to give 110% and that is what I have done."

The money is used to help patients with everything from medical care to sending young children with MD to camp.

Posted at 5:37 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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