Invoices and receipts have become key evidence for both the State of Mississippi and Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and his civil trial.
Mayor Davis is accused of defrauding the state and taxpayers of Southaven.
Two key witnesses who would have access to the mayor's invoices and credit card records testified in Jackson on Wednesday.
In court Judge Dewayne Thomas asked Southaven Clerk Sheila Heath about the city's policy on receipts.
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"It was the understanding that we did not have to have receipts," she testified. "The credit card statements were fine, if it were per diem.. It was just policy they didn't, but you did for other employees. Pretty much, most everybody will turn their receipts in, they just do, but the council members, no sir."
Kristi Faulkner, the mayor's executive assistant, also took the stand. She testified about an invoice to PCS created for the mayor.
"Mayor Davis called me on the telephone," Faulkner said. "It was late in the afternoon and he was at this place in Arizona, and it was a very quick phone call. I was just taking down the notes. He was at this place and that this fax machine was down, and he could not fax the invoices. He asked me to type an invoice and get that to the city clerk's office and get a check, but it needed to be FedExed. He was standing right there and needed the check the next morning.
"He asked me to type that invoice," Faulkner added. "He did tell me that all the documents he would bring back with him when he returned."
Judge Thomas mentioned frequently that he is allowing evidence to be included so if this case is eventually appealed to the State Supreme Court, so if this case is done here, it may not be over.
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