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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State Auditor Releases FY2014 Exceptions Report

JACKSON- Today, State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit Exception Report.

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Former Southwest Covington County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Indicted

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Jerry Warren, the former Fire Chief of the Southwest Covington County Volunteer Fire Department (SCCVFD), has been indicted on one count of grand larceny by a Covington County grand jury.

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WCBI: Alcorn County Purchasing Clerk Arrested

CORINTH, Miss. – In an unofficial Alcorn County Board meeting, the state Auditor addressed the public and board members regarding the arrest of a purchasing clerk.

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State Auditor Issues Demand Against Rankin County School District Employee For $16,000

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that a demand has been issued against Melanie Harrell Garner, a Nurse Practitioner for the Rankin County School District.

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Reading Consultant Sentenced For Paying Bribes To Greenville Superintendent

JACKSON – Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, State Auditor Stacey Pickering, and Yessyka Santana, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General’s Southeastern Regional Office announced that:

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Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Issued Demand For Over $500,000

TUPELO, Miss. – State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced that Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt has been served with a demand in the amount of $503,246.43 during a news conference in Tupelo today.

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