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State auditor investigating more of Southaven mayor's spending

(WMC-TV) - The Mississippi State Auditor's Office is looking into more money Southaven Mayor Greg Davis could ultimately owe.

The auditor has already ordered Davis to pay the City of Southaven almost $170,000 that was not considered city business.

The state auditor's office asked the Southaven Board of Alderman to verify purchases Davis made on his city issued credit card, but board members were unable to verify $6,000 in expenses paid with taxpayer dollars.

"It cannot necessarily be accounted for," said Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  "That doesn't mean it's not official city business, but there's not enough documentation that can support that."

In a separate leg of the investigation, Davis still owes the state $63,000 as part of the debt he was ordered to pay to the state.  The state has filed against a $100,000 bond Davis was issued as an elected official to get that money back.

"We have filed against his bond," said Pickering.  "That money will be repaid by his bond company.  We will return that with the original $96,000 to the city."

Davis is not off the hook.  He will still have to repay his bond company.

Though aldermen have weighed in, the state is still investigating the $6,000 in spending.  They have other people they want to talk to, including Davis, who might be able to prove the money was legitimately spent.

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