SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - The State Auditor's Office of Mississippi has adjusted the tab for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis on taxpayer money he's been ordered to pay back.
Davis was told he had to pay back or validate $170,000 of questionable spending. Following a review of $44,000 in receipts and a payment of $96,000 submitted to the state, his new balance is $62,881.89.
According to Lisa Shoemaker, Director of Communications for the State Auditor's Office, Greg Davis has been notified of the remaining balance, due immediately.
Davis has come under increasing scrutiny since November 2011 when State Auditor Stacey Pickering told him to pay back about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings. Among the expenditures were travel, stress counseling, expensive dinners with $1,000 tips, $18,000 worth of liquor and $67 at a gay sex shop in Canada.
Of the $44,000 worth of receipts given to the state, $11,900.49 in expenses plus interest was credited to Davis. Shoemaker did not detail which exact expenses were approved.
The Southaven Board of Aldermen, following their own review of Davis' receipts, voted to request the mayor's resignation. By law they cannot impeach Davis; he must either resign or be convicted of a felony in order to be removed from office. Speaking through his attorney, Davis stated he was seeking medical treatment for 30-60 days with no mention of resigning his post as mayor.