Trip to Key West, other details emerge from Miss. auditor's investigation into Davis | News
SOUTHAVEN, MS - (WMC-TV) – The Action News 5 Investigators have uncovered new revelations from inside the Mississippi Auditor's lawsuit against Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, from what the mayor told his aldermen, to what he was really doing on a personal trip to Key West.
In April of 2010 members of the Southaven Board of Aldermen were under the impression Mayor Greg Davis was in sunny Key West, Florida meeting with officials from General Motors trying to bring a GM dealership to Southaven. When investigators with the auditor's office starting digging early last fall, that story became suspect.
General Motors officials in Michigan told investigators there were no company employees in Key West at that time, and GM officials never even spoke to Davis.
The auditor's office says Davis billed the city not only for his expenses but also his former wife's.
And that marital counseling Davis attended with his former wife in Arizona back in 2010. In addition to billing the city for the couple's treatment and travel, taxpayers also paid a $603 per diem for incidentals along the way.
The lawsuit also deals with the mayor's mileage saying "he turned in requests for mileage reimbursements for almost every mile he drove in his personal vehicle."
Greg Davis says he is eager to have his day in court as he does not believe he owes any of the money. Though, if he loses the case, his debt will only grow as he'll be responsible for the state's legal costs as well.
Davis' bonding company, Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America, is also named in the lawsuit.
The auditor's office says they don't care who pays the $73,000 so long as it is paid.
Some of the money could begin coming from Davis' paychecks unless Davis is successful securing a temporary restraining order to prevent it.
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