John Davis has been indicted in the largest embezzlement and fraud scheme in state history. Shad White:Transparency: Is Mississippi spending too much or not enough money on children’s programs? The indictments include a range of violations involving fraud and embezzlement. Johnson said, "I never had any problems prior to that. Feds: State auditor kept them in the dark on Mississippi welfare embezzlement bust. Jackson Davis. JACKSON, Miss. Zach New, Nancy's son, is the assistant executive director of the Mississippi Community Education Center and is also accused of using TANF funds for personal use as well as for investing in private medical device companies. When I checked to see who the caller was Mr. Davis was passing by and he stopped and he asked me to put my phone away and which I complied.". Anne McGrew is the accountant for the Mississippi Community Education Center. Others doing this kind of thing are on notice: this will not be tolerated now,” White said in a statement. Defendants used a variety of business entities and schemes to defraud the taxpayers. Copyright 2020 WLBT. JACKSON, Miss. According to the auditor's office, there are at least six people involved, though the investigation is ongoing. Jackson Davis Gulf Oil Marine - Director Global Accounts Group Houston, Texas Area 364 connections "We look forward to this moving through the justice system to a final disposition.". It ends today,” said White. (WLBT) - 3 On Your Side is learning more about how the former head of the … He attended a professional development conference led by Davis outside the department and he says the encounter left him confused and embarrassed. Davis has pleaded not guilty. According to arresting documents, 22-year-old Jovanie Silva was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Saturday on one first-degree felony count of murder. The total amount of money lost to these schemes has not yet been determined, but the loss already exceeds any embezzlement scheme in the records of the Auditor’s office. Johnson says he had heard rumblings from other employees but didn't pay much attention. (WHLT)- A new civil rights marker has been added to the African American Historic District honoring all those who were involved in the Rev. DHS made a post on Facebook Wednesday saying it "self-reported the information" that led to the investigation. Johnson said, "Mr. Davis approached me and asked me did I not, did I not want to be there. “The Hinds County District Attorney’s Office looks forward to working with the State Auditor Shad White and his dedicated team to end public corruption in Mississippi,” said Owens. We look forward to this moving through the justice system to a final disposition. We did reach out to Davis’ attorney Merrida Coxwell for comment. Report this profile; About. MDHS self-reported the information that initiated this investigation to former Governor Phil Bryant’s office in June 2019. The 1950s court case was a group of black men who filed the first lawsuit for black voting rights in Mississippi that succeeded in getting voting rights for African American people in Mississippi. DiBiase is the son of well-known former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase.