Warner Robins councilman under fire after group claims he’s serving illegally

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A councilman in Warner Robins is under fire after a group claims he’s illegally in the position. 

The group, the Citizens for a Better Warner Robins, says councilman Tim Thomas is involved with “Parkway Bonding,” a company he used to own. 

It’s illegal for elected officials to be “directly or indirectly” engaged with the bail bond business. 

Mayor Randy Toms says it’s all a misunderstanding and believes council Thomas hasn’t done anything wrong. 

“He had mentioned it to me when I took office, that he was no longer participating in the bail bonds business. He said he had given all of that to his mom, and that he had not. Even his old clients and he wasn’t even having contact with them,” Toms said. 

He adds he investigated the issue himself and says councilman Tim L. Thomas’s son , Tim C. Thomas, was listed on the monthly bondsman list in the city and that might have caused confusion. 

Toms also tells 41NBC councilman Thomas has addressed the allegations with the city’s attorney and local law enforcement.

The group “Citizens for a Better Warner Robins”, who we tried reaching out to via email, says they’re filing a complaint with the Attorney General’s office in a news release. 

Councilman Tim Thomas explained he removed his name from any bail bondsmen list when he took office. He said it’s his son’s name, Tim C. Thomas, that is appearing on the list now. 

“My family still runs the business, they own the business, and they have a right to. I have nothing to do with it,” explained Councilman Thomas.

Councilman Thomas adds he doesn’t know who wrote the letter. 

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