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Mathis still getting city check

July 28, 2005

Albany- When Henry Mathis was convicted of extortion, he was kicked off the Albany City Commission, but he is still on the city's payroll.

In June, Mathis was convicted of extortion and lying to investigators in federal court. But city attorney Nathan Davis says the city has to keep paying him until sentencing when the judge signs a "Judgment and Commitment" document.

Davis says the city has no choice in the matter.

Albany commissioners are paid $600 a month, $7,200 a year.

There is no official word on when Mathis will be sentenced, but in federal court cases, sentencing typical happens about 60 days after a defendant is convicted.

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