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Former Southaven mayor ordered to pay $73,915

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The ruling, filed Tuesday, requires Davis to pay $73,915.27 to settle the debt. The ruling, filed Tuesday, requires Davis to pay $73,915.27 to settle the debt.
SOUTHAVEN, MS -
(WMC) - The state of Mississippi is requiring former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis to pay more than $70,000 after being "inappropriately reimbursed" by the city while serving as the mayor.

Between 2009 and 2011, auditors say Davis was reimbursed for $170,000 in personal expenses. Since those accusations surfaced, Davis paid $96,000 back to the state. The state auditor claimed he still owed more than $70,000.

During a trial, Davis said he worked nonstop in the years that he was the mayor. He says he used three different credit cards but rarely received receipts, because it was not required by state law. All of his expenses were approved by the Southaven Board of Aldermen.

The ruling, filed Tuesday, requires Davis to pay $73,915.27 to settle the debt. But Davis' lawyer says the former mayor actually came out on top.

"There's a good victory here for Mayor Davis. No finding of any kind of fraud by him as the auditor was trying to have done. Really it's a simple ruling that the court didn't think there was enough documentation," said Mike Heilman, Davis' attorney.

Heilman went on to say he plans to appeal the judge's decision. It could take another year before we learn the results of that appeal.

To read the court's ruling in its entirety, click here: http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmctv/davisruling.pdf

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