Mardis Jones arrested, must repay over $1 million
JACKSON, Miss. – Today in a press
conference State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office
have arrested Mardis Jones after he was indicted for fraud and embezzling
public money in Tunica County. A $1,081,143.07 demand letter was issued to
Jones upon his arrest. This amount represents the second-largest demand in a
criminal case in the history of the Auditor’s office and includes both interest
and investigative expenses.