Judge Denies Southaven Mayor's Request to Reduce Auditor's Demand

Judge Denies Southaven Mayor's Request to Reduce Auditor's Demand

Both sides were in court Wednesday. Davis' attorneys wanted to get the $70,000 reduced, arguing the state can not prove it was misspent.
HINDS COUNTY, MS -- A Jackson judge just rejected Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' request to reduce the amount of money the state says he owes.

Davis and Mississippi's state auditor are at war over more than $70,000 the mayor has been ordered to repay the city of Southaven. Davis is accused of spending thousands on himself.

Both sides were in Hinds County Chancery Court Wednesday. Davis' attorneys wanted to get the $70,000 reduced, arguing the state can not prove it was misspent.

The judge denied that request.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering released the following statement regarding the ruling:

"We are pleased with Judge Thomas' ruling today and look forward to our day in court. I am confident that we will be successful in protecting the taxpayers of Southaven and the State of Mississippi."

The case is set to go to trial mid-May.
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