SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com - Southaven aldermen hand delivered their report on Mayor Greg Davis' spending to the Mississippi State Auditor in Jackson on Wednesday, December 21st.
The board met as a group Tuesday night recording their findings on the $44,000 in receipts the mayor submitted. A spokesperson for the auditor's office says it could have a total amount Davis has to pay the state as early as Thursday, December 22nd.
"We'll be able to look at what they've given to us and anything they say they attended that was an official city meeting, we'll be able to give the mayor credit for those and we will issue an updated total for him on remaining balance that's due," says Lisa Shoemaker, Communications Director for the state auditor.
Shoemaker says the state should soon collect all the money from the almost nine-month investigation.
"I think we'll have it done pretty quickly," she tells abc24.com.
At the beginning of November, the auditor gave Davis a bill for $170,000, saying he spent city money on himself: expensive dinners, trips and more.
Davis paid $96,000, and submitted receipts worth another $44,000. The mayor's still hoping they'll make a dent in the total he owes.
Included in the receipts are charges for $18,000 spent on alcohol and a bill for $67 at a gay sex shop in Canada.
Board of Aldermen members won't say how much of the $44,000 they vouched for, but the state should release a number soon.
"Once we come up with that total from what they give us, we'll be able to adjust that $170,000 number accordingly," says Shoemaker. "Based on what we were able to count out of $44,000 in receipts."
The auditor's office is closed this Friday and Monday for the holidays. If a total isn't given Thursday, Shoemaker says it will come next Tuesday at the latest.
Along with the bill, the auditor will give Davis one more thing: a new deadline for writing the final check.
"We will give some indication as to when that has to be paid by," Shoemaker says.
The final bill is likely due soon, but the investigation seems far from over. The state's continuing to investigate Davis on criminal charges. Neither the mayor nor the board of aldermen are commenting on this case because of that.