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Suspended Commissioner Henry Mathis shows up to meeting

Albany - Suspended Albany commissioner Henry Mathis showed up to Tuesday's commission meeting, as a citizen not a leader. Mathis didn't sit at the commission table, but instead he stood with the other citizens.

Monday, the Governor suspended Mathis from office until his federal trial in April. During the meeting, Mathis occasionally laughed and whispered about the business at hand. However, he wasn't talking when we followed him from the meeting. "Mr. Mathis why did you come to today's meeting," I asked him as he quickly walked from the meeting. "No comment," Mathis said.

I continued, "Do you think it's fair that you were suspended?" He gave the same reply, "No comment."

Mathis is charged with extortion and lying to law enforcement. The Governor is expected to appoint a temporary replacement commissioner, but he hasn't announced his decision yet.

posted at 6:290PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

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