Fulton County taxpayers have already been funding a take-home SUV for Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand, the state’s highest-paid elected official.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered problems stemming from the sales of tax debts to private collection firms by the Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s Office, putting residents at risk of losing their homes and giving millions in potential profits to the biggest lien buyer, with a direct loss to taxpayers. Previous articles have shown how Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand has become the state’s highest-paid elected official through personal fees from tax collections in Atlanta, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs.