Mississippi Gov. Reeves should be target in welfare fraud


rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-08-16 13:27:04

Mississippi Gov. Reeves Should Be Target In Welfare Fraud

A defendant in Mississippi’s civil to recoup millions in misspent welfare money is asking the court to examine whether Gov. Tate Reeves is controlling the case to protect himself and his supporters.

After uncovered text messages Friday that connect the current governor to the funding of a defendant in the case, attorney Jim Waide argued Monday that Reeves should be a target of the lawsuit — not in charge of it.

The texts show former welfare director John Davis, who is facing criminal charges in the welfare scandal, said he was fulfilling then-Lt. Gov. Reeves’…

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