Auditor Pickering Returns Additional $100,000 to Jefferson County

FAYETTE, Miss.- Less than two months after State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented a $200,000 check to the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors, the State Auditor’s Office has recovered an additional $100,000 collected from a bond on behalf of Burnell Harris, former circuit clerk in Jefferson County who admitted to embezzling funds from the county.

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State Auditor Tops $1 Million In Recovered Taxpayer Funds

JACKSON- After returning $300,000 to the taxpayers in Jefferson County, State Auditor’s Office has recovered a total of $1,207,221.89 to taxpayers across Mississippi.

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Arrest Made in Harrison County Katrina Fraud Case

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the arrest of Sean Knight, age 34, of D’Iberville.

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Judge Sends Case Involving $14 Million in MCI Legal Fees to MS Court

JACKSON- Wednesday, the bankruptcy judge in the Southern District in New York ruled to send the MCI Settlement case to Mississippi Court to determine whether the $14 million paid directly to Langston Law Firm for their service as outside counsel retained by the Attorney General’s Office is illegal.

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Executives Indicted in Mississippi Beef Processing Case

JACKSON- Frederick T. Brink, Special Agent in Charge, Jackson Division Federal Bureau of Investigation, Stacey Pickering, Mississippi State Auditor, and Jim M. Greenlee, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, announce today that the federal grand jury has returned a sixteen count indictment alleging a conspiracy to corruptly influence and reward a public official and a scheme to defraud numerous individuals, entities and the State of Mississippi in connection with the economic development project known as Mississippi Beef Processors.

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Auditor Pickering Returns $200,000 to Jefferson County

FAYETTE, Miss.- State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented a $200,000 check today to the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors.

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Stacey Pickering Names Bill Pope Chief of Staff

JACKSON- Bill Pope, veteran employee of the State Auditor’s Office, has been named Chief of Staff by newly elected State Auditor Stacey Pickering

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Stacey Pickering Names Gilbert as Deputy State Auditor

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering has named John O. Gilbert, CPA as Deputy State Auditor. Gilbert was formerly the Secretary of the Senate under Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck.

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Stacey Pickering Names Huggins Director of Investigation

JACKSON- David Huggins has been named Director of Investigation in the Office of the State Auditor by newly elected State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Huggins is the former commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

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