Why isn’t Greg Davis in jail?
>> POLL QUESTION: Should Southaven Mayor Greg Davis be arrested for using city money for personal trips, clothes and entertainment?
This current mayor of Southaven, former state representative serving on the appropriations committee, and former Republican nominee for Congress has blurred the line between public and private with his questionable expense reports. For seven months, the State Auditor’s Office conducted an investigation. What they found was shocking.
Mr. Davis used city money for personal expenses and is now being asked to pay back $170,782. He took a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2010 for stress and anger management and charged the city of Southaven a whopping $27,105. That’s quite a few rounds of golf and a lot of spa treatments. Southaven also picked up the tab for his trip to Key West, Florida. And it wasn’t just trips. Davis billed the city for clothes, meals, and other personal entertainment. He lived well on the taxpayers’ dime.
With the investigation complete and the damage tallied, Auditor Stacey Pickering sent a bill to Davis. His response? Oops, but I don’t have the money to pay. Still there are no criminal charges! Shouldn’t Pickering have sent the file over to Jim Hood’s office for further action? Don’t the good people of Southaven deserve to see this thief brought to justice?
I say we take it out of his hide. Tie him to a post on the exit ramp and let everybody take a whack at him. Or maybe every citizen of Southaven could just show up at his house and take what they want. High unemployment, businesses closing, local budgets crunched — and this Bozo goes to Arizona. Well, yeah, I was stressed in 2010, too. That didn’t give me license to steal hard-earned money from my neighbors for a vacation.
Davis didn’t just make a mistake. He didn’t just misunderstand the boundaries. This was criminal. Time to call the sheriff.