Home » NEWS » Auditor's Office investigates mayor

Auditor's Office investigates mayor

WAVELAND — The State Auditor’s Office has investigated a case involving John Thomas Longo, Mayor of Waveland, fueling a personal vehicle and paying for the fuel on a government-issued Fuelman credit card. Special agents with the State Auditor’s Office arrested Longo Jan. 22 and served him with the capias on indictment handed down by the Grand Jury of Hancock County.

The State Auditor alleges that Longo embezzled $1,116.84 in Fuelman purchases that were used in a personal vehicle and not in his government-issued vehicle.

“Although this embezzlement is not a large sum of money, I am committed to holding any government employee accountable to the taxpayers of Mississippi for embezzlement and fraud,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “An elected official must be held to the highest standard and using government funds for personal use will not be tolerated. Fuelman purchases have been scrutinized across the state because of the high risk of fraud, and our agents continue to look into allegations of embezzlement involving these purchases.”

Longo, 51, was elected mayor of the City of Waveland in 1998 and currently holds the office.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *