/Ex-Southaven mayor Greg Davis must repay credit card expenses

Ex-Southaven mayor Greg Davis must repay credit card expenses

The state auditor’s bureau accused Davis of spending $128,642.59 on Southaven taxpayers’ personal credit card. This included counseling with his wife, personal travel, and interest as well as costs incurred through auditor’s offices. The Southaven Board of Aldermen approved Davis’ expenses twice, but the auditor requested that the board meet again. Members determined they could not determine whether $6,000 was related city business. The approvals were not revoked. In 2014, Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas found Davis responsible for all of the challenged expenditures. The Mississippi Court of Appeals rejected Davis’ appeal on Dec. 18, 2015. The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the decision 8 to 0 Thursday. On Thursday, Davis stated to Mississippi Today that he believed Southaven would be reimbursed by his bonding company. The Court of Appeals ordered a fresh trial for Davis in connection to criminal charges related the the spending issues. John Champion, the DeSoto County District Attorney, told Mississippi Today that he will retry the case. He also plans to meet with Davis’ attorneys as well as the presiding circuit Judge to decide where and when.