SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - Southaven Mayor Greg Davis stated he sent a check to the state auditor on December 9, 2011, nearly one week past the ordered deadline.
Davis said $96,000 was picked up from Desoto Bank out of the "Operational Rescue Fund," which was funded by his supporters. Approximately $44,000 in receipts were already submitted, and are under review by the state and Southaven Aldermen.
Lisa Shoemaker with the State Auditor's Office told abc24.com, "This payment is only a partial payment... The State Auditor’s Office will notify Mayor Davis of the final amount due once we have heard from the Board on the receipts."
On November 2nd, Davis was given a 30-day deadline to repay $170,000 the state claims was spent on personal, not city, business. Davis maintains he's never misused city money, saying the cash in question was spent on courting new businesses to Southaven, city travel and business dinners.
FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden confirmed on December 7th that the agency is investigating "any allegations of potential violations of federal law" by Mayor Davis. Upon receiving the December 9th payment, Shoemaker added, "The State Auditor’s civil investigation remains ongoing."