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Mathis comes clean to commissioners

January 18, 2005

Albany-- Embattled Albany City Commissioner Henry Mathis apologizes to his fellow commissioners for not telling them he was indicted for extortion.

City commissioners found out through the news media that Henry Mathis was facing charges in federal court. Prosecutors say Mathis extorted money from a man involved in an Albany business, the Old Roadmaster Motorcycle Club. Mathis is also accused of lying to the GBI about the extortion.

Monday, Mathis made his first public statement about the charges at the commission meeting. "I apologize for not acknowledging this matter prior to the media report. However due to the legal nature of this matter, I've been advised not to comment further until this matter is definitely concluded.I deeply regret any uneasiness that is brought upon this body. I want to ensure each of you that I have and will continue to uphold the solemn oath that we've all taken," said Mathis. 

The other commissioners made no comment about Mathis's statement and quickly moved on to other business. Mathis will go back to court January 26th for an arraignment hearing.


posted at 3:55PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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