- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - A former Georgia State Patrol officer and Augusta Commissioner will have his pay docked for moonlighting at the Masters Tournament.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that former senior trooper Donnie Smith did no substantive work for the state at the April golf event but was on the clock (https://bit.ly/1uDhhN5 ).

State Patrol Commander Col. Mark McDonough told reporters Friday that Smith should have requested leave to work an outside job during the tournament. Other officers who made similar requests and then saw Smith working at the tournament reported the incident.

McDonough says Smith took early retirement before the investigation was complete. The results were passed to the state inspector general to determine any criminal charges.

Smith has not said if he will resign from the Augusta Commission.



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