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SBI Investigates Lee County Commissioner

Posted March 4, 2004 2:48 a.m. EST

— The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Lee County commissioner.

Investigators want to know if commissioner Jerry Lemmond filed a false tax statement on behalf of his brother.

The statement was written by a fire chief, claiming a piece of property had burned to the ground, when in fact, it did not.

The paperwork was requesting a $540 tax refund for Lemmond's brother.