Ziegler Sentencing Brings An End To DMR Investigation

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that former Department of Marine Resources Chief of Staff Joseph Ziegler has been sentenced to three years’ probation.

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Commissioner of Department of Corrections and Local Businessman Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering participated in a news conference with federal agencies today in Jackson where former Department of Corrections Commissioner Chis Epps and local businessman Cecil McCrory were indicted by a federal grand jury.

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State Auditor Informs Legislature About MAEP Formula Flaws

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering has notified the Legislature of his concerns with the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula.

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Former Madison County Deputy Sheriff Indicted

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Marcus Hudson, a former Madison County Deputy Sheriff and Madison County Tax Collector Process Server, has been indicted on one count of making fraudulent statements.

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Former Greenville Parks Commission Director Pleads Guilty

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Yvette Yeager, a former employee of the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement.

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Mound Bayou Mayor Indicted, Demand Issued

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that former Mound Bayou Mayor Kennedy Johnson has been indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a Bolivar County Grand Jury.

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Demand Issued Against Jones County Judge

JACKSON – Circuit Judge Billy Joe Landrum of the 18th Circuit Court District has not been following state law in administering a Jones County Community Services Program for offenders coming through his court, according to the State Auditor’s Office.

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State Auditor’s Work Recognized with National Award

DENVER, Colo.- Mississippi State Auditor Stacey E. Pickering was the only state official from across the country to receive the prestigious David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award for 2014.

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Shumate Pleads Guilty As DMR Investigation Nears Conclusion

JACKSON- This past Friday, former Department of Marine Resources Director of Coastal Management Programs Sheila Shumate pled guilty to one count of Embezzlement and one count of Fraud by a Public Official.

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Infographic: Protecting The Taxpayers Of Mississippi

Since 2008, the Investigative Division of the Office of the State Auditor has a record of protecting the taxpayers of Mississippi.

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