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IRS probes Georgia agency, some call for grand jury inquiry

July 10, 2018

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has filed a lien against a Georgia county agency for more than $1 million.

The Brunswick News reported Monday that the lien against Camden County’s Public Service Authority is for $1.5 million and an estimated $500,000 of sales tax money spent on unapproved projects.

The authority’s director, William Brunson, was fired this year and charged with government property theft after a probe revealed some financial problems. Brunson built a park at the wrong location about a decade ago, costing the Authority $309,000. The investigation focuses on Brunson, but some have asked local officials for a grand jury investigation.

The authority board’s members — two county commissioners and the mayors of Kingsland, St. Marys, Woodbine— have voted to pay around $700,000 to pay for some of the discovered shortfall.

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Information from: The News, http://www.thebrunswicknews.com

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