Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Tunica County Housing Project Director

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.
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Shad White Holds Press Conference to Announce Arrest

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White will hold a press conference to discuss the second-largest criminal demand letter ever issued by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor. The event will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 25.
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Mario King Enters Guilty Plea

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White made the following statement after Mario King entered a guilty plea in federal court today:
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Milton Rawle is Guilty of Embezzlement, Ordered to Serve Maximum Prison Sentence

Rawle must also continue repaying the City

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced former City of Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle, Jr. has been convicted of embezzlement in Lowndes County Circuit Court. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Scott Colom in Judge Lee Coleman’s court chambers. The guilty plea and sentencing were recorded yesterday.
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Auditor Releases Study of State Retirement System

JACKSON, Miss. – The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) operates well in some areas when compared to pensions in other states but could be improved in other areas according to a report released today by State Auditor Shad White. The study was conducted for the Office of the State Auditor for no charge by the Pew Charitable Trusts, an internationally-respected non-partisan public policy research organization.
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Auditor’s Office Returns Over $60,000 to Taxpayers in January

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced his office collected $66,574.44 for taxpayers across Mississippi last month after previous investigations showed public funds were stolen or misused. Significant amounts were returned from cases involving the former Chancery Clerk of Lincoln County and former executive staff at the Department of Marine Resources.
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Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Town Clerk for Embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Amanda Lewis for embezzlement. Lewis was previously employed as the town clerk of Roxie in Franklin County. A $109,425.77 demand letter was issued to her when she was arrested. This amount includes interest, investigative expenses, and credit for money she has already returned to the town.
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Maurice Howard Guilty of Embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement regarding court proceedings in Monroe County this morning:
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Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Pearl River County Crimestoppers Board Member

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Michelle McBride, a former board member and officer of the Pearl River County Crimestoppers (PRCCS), after she was indicted for embezzlement. An $82,416.37 demand letter was issued to McBride when she was arrested.
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Former Police Chief is Guilty of Embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Herb Brewer, former Police Chief of the Town of Walls, has pleaded guilty to embezzlement in Judge Celeste Wilson’s chambers of DeSoto County Circuit Court. District Attorney John Champion prosecuted the case.
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