Mayor’s civil trial continued, but judge urging settlement
Published: January 30,2013
Tags: agency, audit, auditing, auditor, case, city government, civil trial, elected official, executive, funds, mayor, misappropriation, money, municipal, municipality, politician, public official, SCANDAL, sex, state government, taxpayer
SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis’ civil trial in Jackson has been continued until May, but there are discussions that the judge in the case has urged both sides to settle the matter before then.
At the end of yesterday’s hearing, The Commercial Appeal reports a Hinds County chancellor called attorneys for both sides into his chambers for a closed-door meeting.
The case centers around Auditor Stacey Pickering’s efforts to recover more than $70,000 the state says the mayor still owes for unsubstantiated personal expenses.
In November 2011, Pickering said Davis defrauded the public in accumulating the expenses totaling more than $170,000, and ordered him to repay the money. Davis repaid $96,000 through supporters, but denies he owes the remaining $70,000-plus.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Attorney McRae challenging Miss. treasurer in GOP primary
- Judge names receiver for KiOR plant, but tax payment unclear
- DAVID DALLAS — Roger Wicker: Profile in discouragement
- Rival plans filed to end Cleveland schools federal oversight
- Choctaws' new hospital nearing completion
- Tommy Robertson indicted on five counts of embezzlement
- Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce
- Production under way at Grammer AG in Tupelo
- State's ventures into alt-fuel markets net few jobs