Ex-Southaven mayor’s trial concludes; no ruling likely until 2014
Published: October 17,2013
Tags: audit, auditor, City of Southaven, court, crime, elected official, Greg Davis, Hinds County Chancery Court, justice, law, legal, mayor, misappropriation, politician, Politics, public official, Stacey Pickering, trial
SOUTHAVEN — Testimony concluded in a civil lawsuit against former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, but a ruling isn’t likely until next year.
The 47-year-old Davis is being sued by Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering for allegedly misusing more than $170,000 in city funds for trips, expensive dinners and clothing.
Davis has repaid $96,000 but still owes Southaven taxpayers $73,915.17, including interest and penalties.
The Commercial Appeal reports yesterday’s testimony marked resumption of a trial that recessed five months ago in Hinds County Chancery Court. Davis, the first witness yesterday, described himself as a workaholic.
Davis served as mayor for 16 years until losing his re-election bid in June.
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