MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters stands accused of manipulating property values to help give his friends and political allies tax breaks.
Now, Kenneth Downs, a Marshall County citizen, is suing him based on those allegations.
The Marshall County Commission and Travelers Insurance, which holds his public office bond, are also named in the suit.
In a hearing Wednesday, the court focused on whether a regular citizen has the right to sue any of the involved parties for the alleged misconduct.
The defense says that has to be done by the governor or attorney general.
Masters, who has not been to the courthouse since December, according to Marshall County Commissioner Bill Stricklend, is still drawing his $67,000 per year salary.