Posts Tagged ‘SCANDAL’

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 quiet on outcome of closed-door meeting about Davis’ credit card

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to take action on the state auditor’s request that they review Mayor Greg Davis’ city-issued credit card. But only the dozen or so people in a two-hour closed-door meeting know exactly what that action was because city officials refused to release any information on the matter. […] [...]

Aldermen ‘chastised’ for failure to review Davis’ credit card charges

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi auditor’s office warned Southaven aldermen in a March 16 letter that they were running the risk of being held liable for charges made by Mayor Greg Davis if they did not immediately review the items in question. The Commercial Appeal reports Special Asst. Atty. Gen. Melissa C. Patterson chastised board members […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Aldermen question stipends received by Davis; petition Hood

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Alderman has asked the attorney general’s office whether two stipends received by Mayor Greg Davis are legal. The Commercial Appeal reports a $5,000 educational stipend and a $2,700 longevity stipend are added to the mayor’s $145,000 annual salary. A seven-month investigation by the state auditor’s office revealed that Davis […] [...]

Audit report questions Davis’ reimbursements from chamber of commerce

SOUTHAVEN — Newly released audit reports call into question large entertainment reimbursements the Southaven Chamber of Commerce paid Mayor Greg Davis without receipts or other documentation. The reports released yesterday by the chamber to The Commercial Appeal include a statement by auditors saying they “were unable to examine sufficient documentation” involving $75,800 in expenses incurred […] [...]

Embattled Davis blames aldermen for approving transactions

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, speaking publicly for the first time about business dealings that benefited friends and associates, said he believes he did nothing wrong because the city’s aldermen approved all transactions. Davis spoke yesterday with The Commercial Appeal about deals involving a Florida condominium he co-owns with a developer who has received […] [...]

Mayor pro tem cuts off Davis’ $35,000 stipend

SOUTHAVEN — A $145,000 annual salary already makes Southaven Mayor Greg Davis one of the highest-paid public officials in Mississippi. But the city also has been paying the mayor a little-known $35,000-a-year stipend for supervising water and sewer operations. The Commercial Appeals reports Mayor Pro Tem Greg Guy moved swiftly yesterday to ax that stipend […] [...]

Auditor’s Office reduces amount of money owed by Davis

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. […] [...]

Chamber says it reimbursed Davis for expenses

SOUTHAVEN — Officials with the Southaven Chamber of Commerce say it reimbursed Mayor Greg Davis for expenses through his account with the organization. The Commercial Appeals reports how much Davis has been reimbursed over the years is unknown. The newspaper says it has filed a records request with the chamber. Chamber officials say no questions […] [...]

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