Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand dipped into his own department funds last year to buy a full-size SUV for his own use, costing taxpayers $39,000, documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered problems stemming from the Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s Office’s sales of tax debts to private collection firms. Previous articles described how homeowners didn’t know they owed overdue taxes until their homes were being auctioned and they owed thousands of dollars in penalties and interest to settle small bills. Ferdinand has also taken heat for being the state’s highest-paid elected official through personal fees from tax collections in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek.