State Auditor Releases 2017 Legislative Expense Report

JACKSON, Miss. – On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, State Auditor Stacey Pickering released the 2017 Legislative Expense Report. This report expenses reported by the legislature and staff associated with its function.
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Pontotoc City Park and Recreation Special Events Coordinator Arrested and Issued Demand

JACKSON, Miss. – On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Special Agents from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested Pontotoc City Park and Recreation Special Events Coordinator Michelle Boone on the charge of embezzlement. OSA then issued a demand of $15,153.21 to Boone, which covered the loss, interest, and the cost of recovery.
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State Auditor Stacey Pickering Confiscates Over 75 Firearms and Issues Nearly $400,000 Demand in Ecru, Mississippi

Pontotoc, Miss. – On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Special Agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor arrested former City Clerk of Ecru, Mississippi, Gretchin Moody, and former Chief of Police of Ecru, Mississippi, Paul Martin Blaylock, for embezzlement and issued demands of $393,085.56, which includes interest and investigative costs added to the amount embezzled.
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Annual MAEP preliminary calculation cannot be validated. Preliminary calculations by Mississippi Department of Education underfund the formula by $732,757.

JACKSON, Miss. – On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor released its FY 2019 preliminary estimate calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP).
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Coldwater Public Works Supervisor Arrested and Issued Demand

JACKSON, Miss. – On Monday, August 7, 2017, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor issued a demand of $795.36 against Town of Coldwater Public Works Supervisor, Wayne Hayes. He was indicted for purchasing parts for a personal vehicle with city funds and was arrested by OSA Special Agents and charged with embezzlement. The demand issued includes investigative costs and interest.
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OSA Director of Special Projects Samantha Atkinson Honored as Top State Employee

JACKSON, Miss. – Samantha “Sam” Atkinson from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in State Government Award on Thursday, August 3. Former State Auditor and current Governor Phil Bryant presented the award at a ceremony in his office.
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GreenTech Automotive Inc. Case Referred to Office of Attorney General

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued a demand against GreenTech Automotive, Inc. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. GreenTech Automotive Inc. has defaulted upon their agreement with the taxpayers of Mississippi, therefore, the Office of the State Auditor will now refer the case to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
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Mississippi Office of State Auditor Issues Demand Against Former Hancock County Justice Court Employee

JACKSON, Miss. – On Friday, July 28, 2017, Special Agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested former Hancock County Justice Court Employee, Dana Sue Beaman, on the charges of embezzlement and making false entries in public records. The OSA also issued a demand of $197,408.94, which accounts for the embezzled amount, interest, and recovery costs.
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State Auditor Releases FY2017 Exceptions Report

JACKSON-State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2017 Audit Exceptions Report.
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Auditor’s Office Issues Report Outlining GreenTech Automotive Inc. Case

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has released a report detailing findings regarding GreenTech Automotive Inc. The report outlines articles of agreement upon which GreenTech failed to perform.
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