Coast newspaper sues DMR, Pickering over records request
Published: August 27,2013
GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast newspaper has sued the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and state Auditor Stacey Pickering to get access to more records from an audit of the agency.
The Sun Herald reports that it filed suit yesterday in Harrison County Chancery Court, seeking to require the MDMR and Pickering to make the records available for review and copying.
The Sun Herald requested records of the MDMR’s Katrina Relief account in November and its Artificial Reef account in late December. The MDMR says it is unable to provide them to the newspaper because the auditor’s office took the original documents.
There are ongoing state and federal investigations into MDMR’s business affairs. Questions about the mismanagement of MDMR led to the firing of executive director Bill Walker in January.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Travis retiring as head of Mississippi World Trade Center
- Pearl ordering rental properties to retrofit with sprinklers, build storm shelters
- Drew Brees settles lawsuit alleging investment fraud
- Court rules board can discipline West Virginia radiologist
- Deer processors need to use caution to insure safe, tasty venison
- Winchester lands $50M ammunition contract from Homeland Security
- Legislators begin work on FY2016 state budget
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015
- Doctor convicted of using phony church for tax shelter