Public corruption investigation in Anniston

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - An investigation is underway into allegations of public corruption at Anniston City Hall.

Monday, the Anniston City Council heard testimony from people who say they saw a company's business license renewed in 2006 even though the business was behind on its sales tax payments.

Witnesses testified a former city official directed someone in the revenue department to approve the license, in violation of city code.

The taxpayer in question was not identified.

The Anniston City Council said it also plans to look at other unrelated allegations.

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