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Mississippi Office of the State Auditor Press Releases

49 Press Releases
  • Published on April 9, 2021 - 00:29 GMT

    Auditor’s Office Returns Over $150,000 to Taxpayers in March

    Auditor’s Office Returns Over $150,000 to Taxpayers in March April 8, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced his office collected $156,662.90 to return to taxpayers across Mississippi last month after previous investigations showed …

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  • Published on March 27, 2021 - 07:31 GMT

    Mississippi toughens laws on those who steal taxpayer dollars

    This year, at my request, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed a new law that toughens the penalties on people who steal taxpayer dollars. I want to thank them for their wisdom in passing that law. First, a bit of background. In my three years as …

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  • Published on March 26, 2021 - 00:12 GMT

    Former Oktibbeha County Road Department Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

    Former Oktibbeha County Road Department Employee Arrested for Embezzlement March 25, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Thomas Smith, a former Oktibbeha County Road Department …

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  • Published on March 23, 2021 - 06:43 GMT

    Auditor Works with Legislature to Increase Penalties for Fraud and Embezzlement

    Auditor Works with Legislature to Increase Penalties for Fraud and Embezzlement March 22, 2021 Fraud, embezzlement no longer eligible for pretrial diversion JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced public employees who embezzle or …

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  • Published on March 19, 2021 - 06:09 GMT

    Nancy New and Zachary New Indicted in Federal Court

    Nancy New and Zachary New Indicted in Federal Court March 18, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White made the following statement after a 17-count federal indictment was unsealed today: “I am proud of the joint work we have done with federal …

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  • Published on March 10, 2021 - 23:04 GMT

    Auditor’s Office Makes Two Arrests in North Mississippi

    Separate cases result in demand letters and embezzlement, forgery charges JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Polly Tutor of Nettleton and LaTana Williams of Calhoun City. The arrests come …

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  • Published on March 9, 2021 - 04:26 GMT

    Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Veterans Cemetery Director for Embezzlement

    Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Veterans Cemetery Director for Embezzlement March 8, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Henry Gruno after he was indicted for embezzlement. Gruno is a …

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  • Published on March 6, 2021 - 12:05 GMT

    Randy James Sentenced in Federal Court

    Randy James Sentenced in Federal Court March 4, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White made the following statement after former Bay Springs City Clerk Randy James was sentenced in federal court: “I’m grateful for the teamwork displayed by …

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  • Published on March 1, 2021 - 23:23 GMT

    Auditor’s Office Arrests Municipal Court Clerk in Chickasaw County

    Auditor’s Office Arrests Municipal Court Clerk in Chickasaw County March 1, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Kathy Smith after she was indicted for embezzlement. Smith is a former …

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  • Published on February 26, 2021 - 06:58 GMT

    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 …

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  • Published on February 25, 2021 - 00:30 GMT

    Mario King Enters Guilty Plea

    Mario King Enters Guilty Plea February 24, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White made the following statement after Mario King entered a guilty plea in federal court today: “I’m pleased to see this case come to a conclusion. It’s an example …

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  • Published on February 25, 2021 - 00:30 GMT

    Shad White Holds Press Conference to Announce Arrest

    Shad White Holds Press Conference to Announce Arrest February 24, 2021 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. …

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  • Published on February 23, 2021 - 21:39 GMT

    Milton Rawle is Guilty of Embezzlement, Ordered to Serve Maximum Prison Sentence

    Milton Rawle is Guilty of Embezzlement, Ordered to Serve Maximum Prison Sentence February 23, 2021 Rawle must also continue repaying the City JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced former City of Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton …

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  • Published on February 18, 2021 - 15:56 GMT

    Auditor Releases Study of State Retirement System

    Auditor Releases Study of State Retirement System February 18, 2021 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 …

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  • Published on February 18, 2021 - 15:11 GMT

    Doing More with Less

    By Shad White Your State Auditor’s office is doing more work with less money from the state’s general fund. And we’re proud of our ability to get more work done with less money from the state’s taxpayers. To give a bit more detail, my first budget as State …

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  • Published on February 12, 2021 - 03:10 GMT

    Auditor’s Office Returns Over $60,000 to Taxpayers in January

    Auditor’s Office Returns Over $60,000 to Taxpayers in January February 11, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced his office collected $66,574.44 to taxpayers across Mississippi last month after previous investigations showed public …

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  • Published on February 9, 2021 - 18:14 GMT

    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 …

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  • Published on February 1, 2021 - 16:12 GMT

    Maurice Howard Guilty of Embezzlement

    Maurice Howard Guilty of Embezzlement February 1, 2021 JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement regarding court proceedings in Monroe County this morning: “I am pleased this morning that Mr. Howard, who stole from the people …

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  • Published on January 12, 2021 - 23:53 GMT

    Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Pearl River County Crimestoppers Board Member

    Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Pearl River County Crimestoppers Board Member January 12, 2021 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 …

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  • Published on January 9, 2021 - 07:37 GMT

    Former Police Chief is Guilty of Embezzlement

    Former Police Chief is Guilty of Embezzlement January 8, 2021 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 …

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