Senate approves Mann as head of tax board
JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has confirmed Gov. Haley Barbour’s nominee to lead a new state Tax Appeals Board, despite some lawmakers’ concerns about the federal conviction of her former business partner in Georgia.
Thirty-one senators voted yesterday for the confirmation of Janet H. Mann of Jackson, and eight voted against it. Thirteen did not vote. Her six-year term begins July 1.
Mann is a certified public accountant. One of her ex-business partners, former Georgia state Rep. Robin Williams, was convicted in 2005 on federal charges of conspiring to steal money from a mental health center in Augusta, Ga.
Mann and Williams were partners in Capitol Health Systems Inc., a Mississippi-based company that had contracts with Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia. She testified against Williams in his trial.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Gulf LNG terminal mulling export opportunities
- Education officials changing school rating system
- Yarber could be sworn in today as new Jackson mayor
- Capital City voters to elect new mayor in runoff
- Historic COFO building demolished due to structural problems
- Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’
- After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility
- Pharma Pac lays off rest of workers; could end up owing state
- Ole Miss launches commitment to be 'climate neutral'
- SpaceX, Stennis officially open new rocket test stand