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Davis, aldermen yet to testify in civil trial

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JACKSON, Miss. (FOX13) -

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' attorney Michael Heilman got Karen Swain, an investigator with Mississippi State Auditor's office, to admit that the mayor indeed did not have to have receipts under state law.

Swain had been cross-examined by Heilman since Monday afternoon. She was on the stand for nearly the entire civil court session Tuesday in Jackson.

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Late Monday, Heilman began cross-examining the State Auditor's investigator. Heilman's approach has been that Mayor Davis did not double-dip and that all of Davis' expenses were legitimate because the expenses paid by the city of Southaven and by the chamber of commerce to the mayor were different amounts.

Swain said the city and the chamber both routinely reimbursed Davis for charges incurred on his personal credit card.

The city so far does not have receipts to prove otherwise.

The state is looking to recover more than $70,000 the state alleges the mayor still owes for unsubstantiated personal expenses.

After Swain, the state put city administrator Chris Wilson on the stand to testify about the city of Southaven's travel policy.

Mayor Davis, his executive secretary and several aldermen are expected to testify before May 17. If there are still witnesses yet to testify, the civil trial will be put into recess until the next available time it could reconvene in October.


FOX13 News reporter Tom Dees contributed to this report.

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