- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Hinds County judge has ruled that former Southaven mayor Greg Davis must repay $73,000 for misusing city funds for trips, expensive dinners and clothing.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1mX0P8B ) Chancellor Dewayne Thomas issues his ruling on Tuesday.

Davis was sued by Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering for allegedly misusing more than $170,000 in city funds for trips, expensive dinners and clothing.

Davis has repaid $96,000 but still owes Southaven taxpayers $73,915, plus interest and penalties.

Davis maintained that he did nothing wrong and all his expenses were legitimate and approved by the Board of Aldermen throughout the case that has dragged on since 2011.

Davis served as mayor for 16 years.

His trial on unrelated embezzlement charges is set to begin June 9 in Hernando.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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