Posts Tagged ‘taxpayer money’

Auditor: Legislature’s salaries, expenses totaled nearly $7.5M

by Associated Press Published: June 20,2013

Tags: COST, expense, government, lawmaker, legislative, legislator, pay, salary, state government; legislature, taxpayer money

JACKSON — Mississippi spent nearly $7.5 million for salaries and expenses of state lawmakers during the 11 months that ended in early April, according to a new report from the state auditor’s office. That breaks down to nearly $5.2 million for the House of Representatives and $2.3 million for the Senate. The report is dated […] [...]

Mayor’s embezzlement trial set for April

SOUTHAVEN — An April trial date has been set for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, who is accused of embezzlement and false pretense. A DeSoto County grand jury indicted Davis last month. The Commercial Appeal reports the three-count indictment accuses the 46-year-old Davis of embezzlement by a public official linked to his city-leased vehicle and using […] [...]

Auditors looking at possible sweetheart deals at DMR

by Associated Press Published: November 5,2012

Tags: acquisition, audit, auditor, buy, land, property, purchase, real estate, sale, sell, state agency, state department, tax, taxpayer, taxpayer money

BILOXI — Federal auditors question $12.6 million of $14 million approved by the state Department of Marine Resources to buy and conserve coastal property using money from offshore oil leases. DMR paid 16 times the county tax appraisals for some land, and 25 times the amount on county tax rolls for one parcel, auditors from […] [...]

Newspaper reports Davis double-billed for entertainment, travel

SOUTHAVEN — A $700 restaurant tab was among 26 entertainment and travel bills that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis asked both the city and the local Chamber of Commerce to pay during three months in 2010, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported yesterday. Davis told the newspaper that not having to send either the city or […] [...]

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