Wednesday, August 12, 2020

State Auditor

State Auditor Releases CARES Act Audit Plan

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White has released his plan to audit over $1.25 billion sent to Mississippi as part of the CARES Act, the...

State Auditor Releases Annual Exceptions Report

Money returned to taxpayers increased by over 350%JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $5.6 million to taxpayers last fiscal year. According to...

Auditor’s Office Arrests Three in Jones County

JACKSON, Miss. – Today Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office arrested Jones County District 5 Road Foreman Roland Graham and Larry Barnes. Graham was...

Auditor’s Office Returns $150,000, Cases Lead to Four Convictions in June

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White announced the Auditor’s office concluded four cases with guilty verdicts for embezzlement and returned nearly $150,000 to taxpayers last...

Charles Woods is New Chief of Staff at Auditor’s Office

JACKSON, Miss. – Shad White announced today Charles Woods has been appointed as his Chief of Staff at the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.“I look...

Audit Shows Office of Dropout Prevention was Defunct, Changed How Graduation...

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) failed to maintain an Office of Dropout Prevention (ODP) for the last 10 years as required by...

Report Shows Education Pay Raises Prioritized Administrative Staff

JACKSON, Miss. – Classroom teachers in Mississippi were given smaller dollar-amount pay raises, on average, than superintendents, deputy superintendents, and assistant principals from FY 2013 to 2016...

Former District Attorney’s Office Investigator is Guilty of Embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Joe Edney has been convicted of embezzlement in Judge Charles E. Webster’s court chambers in Tunica County....

Favre Repays TANF Funds

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Shad White has released the following statement:“Today my office has received $500,000 from Brett Favre in repayment for TANF money he was...

Audit of DHS Reveals Millions Wasted

Auditor’s Office Questions Over $90 Million in Spending of Welfare Grants and Other FundsJACKSON – Millions of dollars of grants from the Mississippi Department of...