SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will keep getting his full paycheck for now, after a judge stopped the state auditor from garnishing the mayor's salary until a hearing scheduled for next week.
Davis had filed a restraining order to stop the Mississippi State Auditor's office from taking his paycheck to pay off the remaining $73,000 he owes from $170,000 of city money he's accused of misspending. A judge will hear the case on August 23 in Hinds County.
The mayor also filed suit against the City of Southaven. According to his attorney, Steve Farese, the Board of Aldermen acted illegally when it stripped Davis of a $35,000 utility stipend in January.
"In order for the Board of Aldermen to legally reduce one's salary they'd have to have a meeting on it and a vote on it and it would have to be included in the minutes." Farese noted, adding that since it didn't happen that way the process wasn't legal.
The board will meet August 28 to discuss the lawsuit.