State Auditor’s Office Releases Report Detailing Mismanagement at Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has conducted a compliance audit and released a management report for the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners. The report details findings related to the current board members, former executive director, and several other employees.
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Auditor’s Office Verifies Cost Estimate for Mississippi Adequate Education Program and Reviews School Attendance Accuracy

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White has verified the preliminary cost calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2020, which is generated by the Mississippi Department of Education. Governor Phil Bryant, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, and Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn were notified by letter.
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Auditor’s Office Issues Demand to Noxubee County Chancery Clerk

JACKSON, Miss. – Special agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor have delivered a civil demand to Mary Washington, Noxubee County Chancery Clerk. The amount of the demand is $38,555.78 and includes interest and investigative costs.
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Auditor’s Office Issues $235k Demand to Ohio Business for Failure to Meet Economic Development Agreement Terms

JACKSON, Miss. – This week, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor issued a demand letter to John Cullen, CEO of Payliance Inc. The demand is for $234,729.67 and includes principal, interest, and investigative costs.
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State Auditor Shad White Announces New Transparency Website

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced the launch of a new section of the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor website dedicated to transparency. Many contracts, requests for proposals, and various other documents from the office will be posted online at www.osa.ms.gov/transparency.
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State Auditor Shad White Releases 2018 Exceptions Report

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White today announced the release of the report listing the instances of misappropriation of public funds over the past year. Known as the Audit Exceptions Report, this report for fiscal year 2018 shows that the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor issued 43 formal demands and recovered nearly $3 Million on behalf of Mississippi taxpayers.
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Auditor’s Office and Division of Medicaid Announce Joint Effort to Identify and Recover Funds

Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA), in collaboration with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid, has identified and begun to recover $616,447 in improper payments made to Managed Care Organizations by Medicaid.
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State Auditor Shad White to Speak at Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday

Philadelphia, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White will speak at the Neshoba County Fair near Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 1, at 9:40 AM. He will discuss his transition into office along with the following topics:
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State Auditor Issues Demand against City Clerk of Tchula for Non-payment of Court Assessment Fees

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) issued a demand for $106,140.66 against the City Clerk of Tchula, Annie Horton, for failure to transfer court assessment fees to the Mississippi Treasurer’s Office as required by state law. The demand includes interest and investigative costs.
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State Auditor Issues $500k Demand for Misspent Drug Forfeiture Funds in Pelahatchie

JACKSON, Miss. – Today, special agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) delivered civil demands to several current and former officials in the Town of Pelahatchie. Drug seizure funds, which are required to be used for law enforcement purposes, were misspent by the Town. Two demands were issued for a total $502,363.07, which includes interest and investigative costs.
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