NEMiss.News MDHS embezzlement series to continue

New Albany MS MDHS embezellment scandal
Some of the cast of characters in the complicated MDHS embezzlement scandal.

Last Friday NEMISS.NEWS published the first of three articles in a series about the massive embezzlement of money from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. It was something over 94 million dollars, according to a comprehensive audit.

The Friday article included a summary of the audit itself and a link to the entire 104-page audit report by State Auditor Shad White. Tomorrow, Monday June 1, we will publish the second article in that series, which includes background material about those who were most prominently associated with the criminal scheme.

The third and final article in the series, to be published on Tuesday, will include information about others associated with the crime and those public officials whose duty it is to indict and prosecute the guilty.

The coronavirus pandemic’s arrival on the scene shortly after this story broke largely pushed this MDHS embezzlement scandal from the news. We at NEMISS.NEWS believe that Mississippians remain very interested in knowing how such a disgraceful chapter in state government unfolded. To that end, we have spent many hours gathering, studying and putting context to the available information.

We encourage readers interested in this historic criminal scheme to look at the highlights of the audit, or at the complete audit report to become familiar with the convoluted events. Both the highlights and the entire audit report may be found here: MDHS Embezzlement Part I: Charges and Evidence

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