FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2013
For More Information, contact:
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Claire Haynes (334) 242-7351
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES ARREST, RESIGNATION
OF MARSHALL COUNTY REVENUE COMMISSIONER
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the
arrest today of Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters on a
charge of violating the state ethics law. Masters subsequently submitted
his resignation as Revenue Commissioner.
Masters, 51, of Albertville, was arrested this morning by a Special
Agent of the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division and taken to
the Marshall County Jail, where he was being processed for release on
The arrest was made pursuant to a warrant brought by the Special
Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General’s Office. The warrant charges
Masters with knowing use of his official position to obtain personal gain.
This crime is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in the
county jail and a fine of up to $6,000.
This charge is a result of an investigation by Special Agents of
Attorney General Luther Strange’s Special Prosecutions Division. The case
is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Bill Lisenby of the
Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division.
No further information about the investigation or about Masters’
alleged crime other than that stated in the warrant may be released at this
*A warrant is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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