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Ex-director set to plead guilty in Mississippi welfare fraud

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2022-09-22 07:52:18

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former director of Mississippi’s welfare agency is set to plead guilty Thursday to new federal charges in a conspiracy to misspend tens of millions of dollars that were intended to help needy families in one of the poorest states in the U.S. — part of the largest public corruption case in the state’s history.

John Davis was scheduled to appear in federal court to plead guilty to five counts of conspiracy and 13 counts of fraud against the government.

Davis was indicted on state charges in February 2020. He was re-indicted this spring on state charges that…

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