Posts Tagged ‘misappropriation’

Mayor Davis has perks cut, but gets raise

by Associated Press Published: September 7,2012

Tags: budget, city, executive, mayor, misappropriation, municipal government, municipality, pay, perk, raise, salary, SCANDAL, sex

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is losing $40,000 in annual perks in the city’s new budget. But he is getting a $5,000 a year raise. The Commercial Appeal reports in approving a new budget this week, aldermen bumped Davis’ base pay from its current $145,000 annually to $150,000. However, the board removed a $35,000 annual stipend […] [...]

Ex-Delta housing director Jefferson asks for bond

by Associated Press Published: September 7,2012

Tags: authority, director, fraud, government, home, house, housing, misappropriation, real estate, residence, resident, witness tampering

GREENVILLE — The former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority wants a judge let her remain free on bond pending the appeal of her prison sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson to 32 months in prison on Aug. 2 for embezzlement, obstruction of justice and witness […] [...]

Mayor Davis: State auditor ‘persecuting’ him

SOUTHAVEN — A north Mississippi mayor under scrutiny for alleged questionable spending of city money says he’s being persecuted. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis testified yesterday in Hinds County Chancery Court, trying to convince a judge to block Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from garnishing his paycheck. Judge Dewayne Thomas issued a temporary restraining order last week […] [...]

MDOT awards funds frozen due to mayor’s financial problems

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven is getting $850,000 to link the city’s two largest parks with a bike path and walking trail after learning state officials have released the funds that had been frozen because of Mayor Greg Davis’ financial problems. The Commercial Appeal reports aldermen learned yesterday the enhancement grant for the nearly three-mile trail between […] [...]

State won’t get Southaven mayor’s paycheck — for now

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis’ salary — for now — to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports attorneys for Davis sought a temporary restraining order to stop Pickering from garnishing the mayor’s […] [...]

Davis looks to keep his paycheck from garnishment by Pickering

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from garnishing his paycheck to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports the temporary order is part of a counter suit filed by Davis that also seeks to force Southaven to restore a $35,000 stipend the mayor had […] [...]

Ex-county supervisor pleads guilty to stealing tax money

LEXINGTON — Former Holmes County Supervisor Norman Cobbins has pleaded guilty to submitting false invoices to get county money for his own use. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says in a news release that Cobbins will be sentenced Oct. 26. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Group collects signatures calling for Davis’ removal from office

by Associated Press Published: March 7,2012

Tags: law enforcement, mayor, misappropriation, municipal government, state government

SOUTHAVEN — The attorney general’s office has told a citizens’ group in Southaven that nothing in state law allows for the removal of a municipal official. The Commercial Appeal reports Concerned Citizens of Southaven has collected about 1,000 signatures demanding the removal of Davis, under fire for allegedly misspending thousands of dollars in public funds. […] [...]

Hood files suit, Pickering issues demand against supervisor

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham, demanding he repay money state auditors say he earned double-dipping while on the clock at his former city job. Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office contends Graham, between 2004 and 2007 as a Jackson police spokesman and 911 dispatch supervisor, earned almost […] [...]

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