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Former Mississippi police chief accused of selling confiscated cars, keeping cash

WALLS, Miss. (Clarion-Ledger) — A former police chief in a small north Mississippi town was arrested Wednesday on a charge accusing him of selling confiscated vehicles to his family, then pocketing the cash. A DeSoto County grand jury indicted Herb Brewer last week on an embezzlement charge. Brewer kept $1,850 from sales of a 2007

Former Mississippi Welfare Director Charged With Embezzling Millions

John Davis, who last year retired from the Department of Human Services, used some of the funds to pay for Brett DiBiase, a former professional wrestler, to go to drug rehab, the state auditor said. (New York Times) – The former director of Mississippi’s welfare agency was arrested on charges that he took part in

3 On Your Side Investigates: Cooking the Books

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Despite investigating public officials in twenty-two counties and demanding $5 million of your tax dollars be paid back in 2019, State Auditor Shad White believes his investigators are winning the fight against corruption in the Magnolia State. At the same time, he encourages the public to keep an eye on who

Former Hancock Co. court clerk sentenced to 20 years for embezzlement

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) – 42-year-old Dana Sue Beaman of Bay St. Louis was sentenced to 20 years on two counts of embezzlement by public employee last week. Judge Roger Clark sentenced Beaman to 20 years, but 14 years were suspended leaving Beaman with 6 years to serve followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Time to consolidate backroom functions in government

Imagine running your own company. Would you want each division of your company to have its own human resources person? And its own employee to handle payroll? And its own procurement officer? And its own budget manager? That would mean one set of administrative employees for the sales team, one for the customer service team,

State Auditor’s report reveals Mississippi’s school spending habits

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Mississippi State Auditor Shad White is on round two of looking at school spending. April’s report revealed enough that he says it warranted a closer look. “Money was going at an increasing rate to administrative costs at a faster clip than it was going inside the classroom,” explained White. The first