Posts Tagged ‘auditors’

Embattled mayor surrenders to authorities, charged with passing school bus

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has surrendered to authorities after he was charged with passing a school bus in a private vehicle that displayed blue police-type lights. The Commercial Appeal reports the misdemeanor charge, stemming from an incident last week. The embattled mayor was already the target of state auditors and the FBI investigating […] [...]

Aldermen review thousands in charges to Davis’ city credit card

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says he and fellow aldermen spent nearly six hours in a closed-door session Tuesday reviewing thousands of dollars in charges to Mayor Greg Davis’ since-canceled city credit card. Alderman Ronnie Hale said the state auditor’s office, which has already ordered Davis to repay more than $170,000 in personal charges, requested […] [...]

Auditors investigating Davis’ stipend; wants another review of credit card use

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Auditor’s Office is investigating the $35,000 utility fund stipend that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis until recently received as part of his salary. The Commercial Appeal reports auditors also plan to ask city officials for a second review of charges by Davis on his city-issued credit card. Davis started receiving the $35,000 […] [...]

MDOT freezes city’s road funding due to auditor’s investigation of Davis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has frozen funding for new projects in Southaven because of an auditor’s investigation into Mayor Greg Davis’ spending. The action affects an $850,000 state grant the city was to use to construct a bike path and walking trail system. Randy Battey, assistant chief engineer of operations at MDOT, […] [...]

Auditor’s Office reduces amount of money owed by Davis

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2012

Tags: audit, auditors, misappropriation, municipal government, repayment, SCANDAL, sex, state government, taxes, taxpayers

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Auditor’s Office has reduced the amount of money that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis must pay as part of an investigation into the misuse of city funds. Davis has been under scrutiny since November when Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering told him to pay about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings, penalties and interest. […] [...]

Aldermen review mayor’s expenses; majority not city-related business

by Associated Press Published: January 4,2012

Tags: audit, auditors, expenses, mayors, misappropriations, municipal government, SCANDAL, state government

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Aldermen said the vast majority of the $44,000 worth of receipts that they have been reviewing from Mayor Greg Davis’ expenses were not city-related business. During yesterday’s board meeting, The Commercial Appeal reports aldermen said they personally took the results of their review of the receipts to Mississippi Auditor […] [...]

Ex-Hancock auditor to be sentenced for fraud

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2011

Tags: auditing, auditors, audits, bank fraud, banking and finance, Banks, courts, financial institutions, sentencing

GULFPORT — A former Hancock Bank auditor is scheduled for sentencing in January for defrauding the bank of $143,000 over a two-year period by converting portions of collections into money orders. Lisa Brooks sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 10 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Authorities say the Gulfport woman faces a maximum penalty […] [...]

Mayor turns over $53,000 in receipts to auditors

by Associated Press Published: November 29,2011

Tags: audit, auditors, investigation, mayor, municipal government

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has turned over receipts for $53,000 to state auditors. He’s hoping to make a dent in the $170,000 he has been told to pay by Friday. The auditor’s office said Nov. 2 that a demand letter included $153,589 for expenses, $16,822 for interest and $13,571 for investigative costs. Davis […] [...]

Pickering, College Board investigating Southern Miss

by Associated Press Published: November 23,2011

Tags: auditors, colleges, computers, education, higher education, investigation, state government, state law, universities

HATTIESBURG — The office of State Auditor Stacey Pickering and the state College Board are looking into whether the University of Southern Mississippi violated state law in the purchase and distribution of 700 tablets in July and August as part of a pilot program. Auditor’s office spokeswoman Lisa Shoemaker told the Hattiesburg American College Board […] [...]

Alderman: Board not liable to repay $170K

by Associated Press Published: November 4,2011

Tags: audit, auditors, demand, misappropriation, municipal government, taxes, taxpayer, travel expenses

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says that he and others on the seven-member board did not use Mayor Greg Davis’ personal or city-issued credit cards and should not be liable for more than $170,000 that the state Auditor’s Office has ordered Davis to repay within 30 days. Alderman Greg Guy tells The Commercial Appeal no […] [...]

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