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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OSA Special Agent Tim Powell Wins “Top Cop” Award

JACKSON, Miss. – Special Agent Tim Powell from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) was a recipient of the “Top Cop” award on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Mississippi Trade Mart. Agent Powell has worked for OSA since 2003.
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Former Alcorn County Deputy Justice Court Clerk Arrested for Embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. – Today, Special Agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor arrested Jeanette Tullis for embezzlement. She was also issued a demand for $4,140.00, which includes principal, investigative costs, and interest.
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State Auditor Examines Growth Opportunities from Economic Development Programs and Advises Against Risky Investments by Legislature

JACKSON, Miss. – On Wednesday, April 4, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) Performance Division released a report focused on failed economic development programs. In the 243 projects discussed, the State of Mississippi has generated more than twelve dollars in return for every one public dollar spent by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) on economic developments;failed projects represent $185.6 Million in disbursements.
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State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Performance Audit Division Issue $92 Million Demand against Failed “Green Project” Stion Corporation

JACKSON, Miss. – Today, State Auditor Stacey Pickering and the Performance Audit Division of the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) issued the largest ever demand issued by OSA against Stion Corporation in the amount of $92,943,780.86.
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State Auditor Stacey Pickering Puts Cities on Notice to Prepare to Pay Court Assessment Fees to Mississippi Treasury

JACKSON, Miss. – Today, State Auditor Stacey Pickering notified local government officials in the Towns of Tchula and Raleigh, City of Shaw, and Coahoma County to prepare to pay delinquent court assessment fees to the Mississippi Treasurer’s Office or face receiving a formal demand from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA).
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