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No work and all pay for an indicted city commissioner

Albany -- He won't be doing city business while awaiting trial, but indicted commissioner Henry Mathis will continue to get a paycheck from the city of Albany.

Despite being suspended by the governor yesterday, Mathis is still entitled to get his $600 a month stipend. Each of the commissioners receive $7,200 a year for their work.

Mathis attended today's city commission meeting as an observer only and wouldn't make any comment to WALB News 10.

Mathis is charged with using his office to extort hundreds of dollars from an Albany businessman and lying to investigators. Prosecutors say they have video and audio recordings of Mathis taking the money.

His trial is tentatively slated for April, where he will be represented by a court-appointed attorney.

posted by: brian.russell@walb.com

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