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Ex-Hancock auditor to be sentenced for fraud

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 of 30 years in prison ...

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Pearl River Resort hires new outside auditor

CHOCTAW — Pearl River Resort and Casino, owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has hired a new independent auditor. BDO USA, a century-old professional services firm providing tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies, will assume the external auditing duties previously performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PricewaterhouseCoopers had been providing ...

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Auditors warn supervisors about financial records

CLARKE COUNTY — State auditor Stacey Pickering has instructed the Clarke County Board of Supervisors to take steps to comply with state law governing financial records. The auditor’s office began an emergency cash count today in the circuit clerk’s office and requested cut-off statements of the current clerk’s accounts from a local bank. New accounts were opened and Pickering told ...

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Entergy Mississippi: Audits find proper practices, procedures

JACKSON — According to Entergy Mississippi Inc., two independent professional firms hired by the Mississippi Public Service Commission to assess the Jackson-based utility have found Entergy Mississippi’s practices and procedures related to fuel and energy procurement are sound, and there have been no improper charges by the company to its customers. These are the fourth and fifth MPSC-commissioned, independent audits ...

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Chancery clerk resigns after visit by auditors

CALHOUN COUNTY — A chancery clerk in Calhoun County has resigned. A news release yesterday from Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering says clerk Jess Moore’s resignation followed a visit by agents from Pickering’s office. Agents conducted a cash count of the Land Redemption account following an allegation of missing funds, the Clarion-Ledger reported. Pickeing’s news release said the agents concluded ...

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State to waive city's audits

BAY ST. LOUIS — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill giving the City of Bay St. Louis a waiver on two years’ worth of required state audits because records were lost to Hurricane Katrina. The city will get a waiver on state-required audits for the 2004 and 2005 fiscal years because officials said when Katrina hit, the city was ...

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