Jeffco manager waiting on internal investigation results - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Jeffco manager waiting on internal investigation results


Jefferson County officials are still waiting on the results of an internal investigation into a possible tag line scandal.

A Fox6 investigation revealed video of a Jefferson County employee apparently taking money in exchange for moving a person to the front of a long car tag line. Once Fox6 brought the allegations to county officials, an internal investigation began.

"We are going to allow the investigation to conclude our internal investigation," Tony Petelos, Jefferson Co. Manager said.

So far, two Jefferson Co. workers have been fired. Petelos says the internal probe will determine if more employees were involved. Petelos will not say if the investigation has turned up any new wrong doing.

The county manager did say he plans to meet with county employees in the Revenue Department to discuss the situation.

"We will be meeting with the employees to go over some of the aspects to make sure what happened in the past won't happened in the future," Petelos said.

Petelos acknowledged a criminal investigation is being conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Petelos says someone within the county contacted the sheriff to check possible criminal activities.

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