Patricia Lee to be sworn in Monday

Published 11:44 pm Monday, March 16, 2009

Patricia Lee is scheduled to be sworn in as tax collector of Washington County on Monday.

Gov. Haley Barbour signed a proclamation Wednesday that cleared the way for Lee’s swearing-in.

Lee, who was re-elected to a second term as tax collector in November 2007, wasn’t sworn in because she was suspended from office by the governor, pending the outcome of charges against her.

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Lee was acquitted in Circuit Court on March 4 of two counts of attempting to defraud the state in an illegal car tag scheme.