Paper Calls on Marshall Revenue Commissioner To Resign


Joey Masters (Photo: WHNT News 19 File)

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ARAB, Ala. (WHNT)-- In November of 2012 the Alabama Department of Revenue announced that an audit of the Marshall County Revenue Office showed irregularities.  Since that time the state has sent officials to take the office over from the direction of Joey Masters, the revenue commissioner in Marshall County.

Even though Masters has not worked in the office at all in 2013, he continues to draw his $65,000 salary.  It's a fact The Arab Tribune noted in an article Wednesday morning calling on Masters to resign.

"It just goes against everything for someone to sit at home and draw that kind of salary for no work and no answers.  And it's just not right," Tribune editor Charles Whisenant told WHNT News 19.

Whisenant says Masters has stopped answering questions about his office and the ongoing investigation.   WHNT News 19 has also been unable to reach Masters for comment since he last spoke to us in November.

In that interview Masters said the irregularities were just mistakes and were not intentional.

"Here we are some seven, eight months later and we have no answers," Whisenant said.  "No one will give us any answers.  And we think that the voters and the tax payers of Marshall County deserve some answers."

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