Mathis, 48, of 422 Bailey Road, was charged with felony theft by taking and felony theft of livestock.
The new charges were filed in connection with an incident reported to law enforcement within the last month that happened in April, said District Attorney Leigh Patterson.
Patterson would not comment further.
None of the charges are in connection with Mathis’ job as chief magistrate but stem from Mathis’ cattle business.
Mathis was arrested in July 2010 on 27 charges: 12 counts of theft by taking, six counts of theft by conversion, two counts of theft by deception, two counts of exploitation of an elder person, three counts of deposit account fraud, and one count each of forgery and damaging, destroying and secreting property to defraud another.
Mathis is also facing one count of theft by taking in Polk County.
The original charges relate to his alleged involvement in a fraudulent investment scheme involving the purchase of cattle, GBI officials said in 2010. Those officials, who conducted the investigation at Patterson’s request, said Mathis defrauded his alleged victims out of a total of $500,000.
There are multiple alleged victims and the thefts ranged from $130,000 to $35,000 in the original cases. In some of the cases, Mathis was accused of taking his alleged victims’ money with a promise to purchase cattle but instead converted the funds for his own use.
Mathis, who was out of jail on a $500,000 bond in Floyd County and a $25,000 bond in Polk County, is now being held without bond.
Mathis resigned as Floyd County chief magistrate judge in May of 2010. He was originally elected in 2004 and ran unopposed for re-election in 2008.
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