Its been a while since the local rumor mill was so juicy…

Yes siree, from low level rot at the County Annex involving allegations of changed tax assessments and deadhead 6-figure employees to rumors of an embezzlement, the local underground news network is chock full of goodies. How about a couple of links:

5 Costly Cases of Church Fraud ~ PSK LLP

Robbing God, Literally: 1 in 10 Protestant Churches Experience Embezzlement ~ Bob Smietana

Prevent church fraud with better controls ~ Steve Thomason, CPA

Consider this an open thread.

A couple of thoughts about yesterday’s DMR Indictments….

I hope everyone noticed the Scott Walker/Michael Janus indictment was captioned First Superseding Indictment, which means Walker and Janus have known for some time they were charged with federal crimes.  I am told plea talks broke down thus yesterday’s torrent of federal and state charges including the first revision to the alleged crimes involving the City of D’Iberville perpetrated by Walker and Janus.  I thought the Mississippi Press using Scott Walker’s Ocean Springs DUI booking photo for their story on the federal indictments of he and his daddy Bill Walker was precious.

Meantime over at Trinity Walker’s blog Worn One Time there has been no much activity since Team Walker toured Alaska back over the Summer.

Who likes a good perp walk? Luckily for everyone the Sun Herald put a video up on YouTube of yesterday’s parade of former DMR employees facing state charges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvi6Ctz1K8

Meantime Justin Mitchell checks in this morning with an update from downtown Gulfport for the Sun Herald: Continue reading “A couple of thoughts about yesterday’s DMR Indictments….”

Bring out the condemned…….

I have my own initial thoughts on the Sheriff Mike Byrd indictment but I’m interested in what the community thinks so I’ll save my thoughts for later.  Since my interpretation is that the community on this topic is of the hanging variety let’s start off with some lovely hanging music.

Next up is the mugshot because everyone loves mugshots. Continue reading “Bring out the condemned…….”

Because he’s our huckleberry: Southhaven Mayor Greg Davis indicted

I’ve been following the continuing saga of “nutty small town Mayor” Greg Davis but since I’ve been tending a Goat roast down here with my peeps in Southeast Louisiana the story has fallen by the wayside here at Slabbed but the origin of the “nutty” quote above needs addressing on two fronts because that verbiage came in the form of an email from a gay member of the Slabbed Nation to me several months ago.

It should come as no surprise Slabbed has an alternative lifestyle division and I in fact encourage it as pretty much everyone, regardless of race, color, creed, orientation etc etc etc wants to see the systemic corruption here down south cleaned up.  That said a couple of my peeps in alternative lifestyle opined to me that I had been a bit hard on Davis.  I mean heck Slabbed outed him and I explained why it was salient to the story, that “unshareable need” thing auditors like to yammer about.  And Slabbed was there when Davis joined the Log Cabin Republicans and this was newsworthy as he originally ran for congress in 2008 as a family values social conservative. Finally, despite the well documented differences between Slabbed New Media and the Goatherder Nation, I actually suggested Davis take a vacation in Nova Scotia since it was alleged Davis spent tax money from the City of Southhaven’s treasury in Canadian sex shops.

If legendary Slabbed commenter Hendry Jones were here his use of the dreaded “S word” would not be too strong a choice to describe what Davis has done to the taxpayers of Southaven, Mississippi.  As such my reply to the reader email was short and completely true dat because Slabbed is “hard on all its subjects”.  I don’t play favorites as it just isn’t how I roll.  Once you land on the Slabb the scrutiny is likely to be intense.

So why do  bring this all back up? Mainly because Holbrook Mohr is reporting Davis has been indicted for spending public money at Canadian sex shops.  And to think he had only resigned and paid the money back…….

Questions, comments, criticisms and rotten tomatoes from Hendry all welcome in comments.  😉

Small town Mississippi rocked to the core

Click here for a very good overview of the social science behind the type of financial fraud highlighted below via WLOX. I’m personally curious as to the rationalization. The following story makes clear the motive aka the unshareable need was keeping up with the Jones, behavior I personally find imbecilic. Both have school age children which makes this a bigger tragedy.

WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi