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Former Itta Bena city clerk must repay $149,088 after theft indictment

Itta Bena’s former city clerk has been indicted on an embezzlement charge and hit with a demand to repay $149,088 the state auditor says she lifted from light, water and sewer accounts the last several years. A Leflore County Grand Jury returned a one count indictment for embezzlement against LaCheronda Spivey, who served as Itta Bena deputy city clerk from ...

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Pickering recovers $197,000 for Itawamba County

FULTON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering he appeared before the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors with $197,963.55, recovered from Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s bonding company. Pickering and Auditor’s Office investigators were in Fulton Tuesday to announce recovery of the money and to file a document in the Itawamba County Chancery Court asking the court to order that the funds be deposited into ...

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Former Union County coroner gets 4 years on bogus death investigation claims

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mark Golding knows where the bodies are buried but is going to jail anyway. Golding, former Union County coroner, received a 4-year prison sentence Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud by a public official. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said an investigation of Golding found he submitted false claims totaling $276,591 to the Union County ...

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Ex-Greenville Schools chief faces 25 years in lockup after kickback plea

Ex-Greenville Schools chief faces 25 years in lockup after kickback plea   Former Greenville Public Schools superintendent Dr. Harvey Andre Franklin, 56, faces 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to receiving kickbacks from the award of a federally funded reading instruction contract. Franklin pleaded before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock, in Aberdeen, Mississippi to three counts of ...

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State orders $423,801 repaid for bogus OT, call-back pay at mental health office

  Mississippi authorities have served Dr. Pam Baker, retired director of the South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach, a division of the Department of Mental Health, with a demand for repayment of $423,801 in unsubstantiated overtime and call-back pay to dozens of employees. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said Baker authorized payments to employees for call-back work that was performed ...

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