Auditor Pickering Releases Audit Exceptions Report for FY 2008

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering released the FY 2008 Audit Exceptions Report today. This report is a legally mandated account of all misappropriated or misspent public funds and the actions taken by the State Auditor’s Office for recovery and return of those funds to the appropriate entities for FY 2008.

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Vendor for the Mississippi Beef Processors Plant Found Guilty

JACKSON- Jim M. Greenlee, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, Frederick T. Brink, Special Agent in Charge, Jackson Division Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Stacey Pickering, Mississippi State Auditor, announced today that a federal jury has found James Draper(59) guilty of interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud and money laundering in connection with the economic development project known as Mississippi Beef Processors.

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Auditor Pickering Returns $66,000 to Tishomingo County

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering has recovered $66,104 on behalf of Tishomingo County after former Sheriff David Smith and former Chief Deputy Sheriff Rodney Pannell were issued a demand for $76,000 of missing equipment and missing funds.

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Demand Issued Exceeding $100,000 to Former Benoit School District Employees

JACKSON- Stacey Pickering announced today that four former Benoit School District employees have been demanded to pay $109,681.89 as a result of misuse of grant funds.

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State Auditor Stacey Pickering Speaks to Clinton Chamber Luncheon

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering spoke to members of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce during their monthly lunch meeting on Thursday.

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Auditor Speaks at Graduation of MS Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering addressed 68 graduates in the Class #222 at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy on Thursday, June 19.

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Auditor Pickering Discusses Leadership Qualities with Lott Leadership Participants

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering spoke to rising 9th grade students from across the state participating in the Lott Leadership Institute about the important of leadership on Tuesday, June 17 during their visit to the state Capitol.

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Auditor Pickering Issues Demand to Hazwltine Woods-Fouche, Ph.D.

JACKSON- After thorough investigation, State Auditor Stacey Pickering has issued a demand to Hazeltine Woods-Fouche, Ph.D., former employee of Coahoma Community College, in the amount of $57,805.46.

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Auditor Pickering Meets with American Legion Auxiliary´s Girls State

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering met with delegates to the Mississippi American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State on Thursday, June 12, where he discussed role of the State Auditor in state government.

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Auditor Pickering Recognizes Jessica B Younger Property Agent of the Year

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering honored Jessica Bratt Younger with a proclamation today recognizing her achievement as the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agent’s Property Officer of the Year during MDOT’s monthly Commission Meeting.

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