Monday, December 13, 2021

Davis Wants to Shut Up Shad & Bob

John Davis wants to shut some people up as he prepares for trial in the DHS scandal.

The former DHS Executive Director asked Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrianne Whooten to place DHS Executive Director Bob Anderson and State Auditor Shad White under a gag order. 

Davis said their comments have made it harder for him to get a fair trial.

WLBT reported on October 1 the results of a DHS audit of TANF spending under Davis's tenure. WLBT reported Anderson said:

“No real surprises there. It confirms a lot of the numbers that were in the single audit that the state auditor’s office did last year, but clarified a little bit of what some of the actual numbers were in terms of unallowable costs,” said MDHS Executive Director Bob Anderson. “We will have a third part of the audit, an internal controls portion... and that is a few days from being actually posted on our website.” WLBT story

while the State Auditor said: 

 Auditor Shad White said the reports corroborate what his office worked on the last two years. “It shows what we have known for some time: there was a tragic amount of welfare money misspent here,” he said.

White said on Twitter on October 1: 

 This independent forensic audit commissioned by DHS corroborates my team’s work over the last two years, and it shows what we have known for some time: there was a tragic amount of welfare money misspent here.

 Davis apparently took issue with comments the State Auditor made 18 months ago

to WTOK:

“This completed audit of DHS for the previous year shows the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers at the Office of the State Auditor,” said White. “When you read this one-hundred-plus page audit, you will see that, if there was a way to misspend money, it seems DHS leadership or their grantees thought of it and tried it.” (press release) Article

Mississippi Today reported on December 7:

“Under John Davis, that process existed, but when the findings were brought to him, often that was all that ever happened to it,” Anderson said in a Facebook interview on Oct. 8 following the release of the independent forensic audit on Oct. 1. “We didn’t actually send the questioned cost letters out to the subgrantees if John said, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ What we’re doing now is, we’re sending those finding letters directly to subgrantees.”

Mississippi Today could not verify this statement. Mississippi Today asked the agency over several weeks to provide the number of letters sent during the Davis administration, to confirm Anderson’s statement, but department wanted the news organization to pay nearly $376 to answer the question.... Article

What will the judge do? Stay tuned. 



Anonymous said...

First…John hired a civil lawyer to represent him in a very criminal matter.

Chuck signs the pleading for “Plaintiff” John Davis.

Davis is decidedly not the plaintiff and is not going to get any relief he requested.

Anonymous said...

Classic Mississippi attitude.....all redneck morons who think they can do whatever they want to buck the system because they're "rebels". It's a Mississippi mental illness I tell ya....but Hotty Toddy!

Anonymous said...

He IS the plaintiff in this pleading smartass. And Mullins is a criminal defense lawyer as well.

Anonymous said...

Nobody reads Barksdalers Today and certainly not those who might compose a jury in Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

Chuck is one of the best and most professional lawyers I have ever worked with. I've had multiple cases against him, and I can say without hesitation that Davis is in the most capable hands possible with him and Buddy Coxwell. Yes, Chuck does a lot of civil plaintiff's work, but he is also an excellent criminal defense lawyer. Ask Ben Allen. He would be my first call if the government was coming after me.

Anonymous said...

4:31, There is no "plaintiff" in this matter. To prove you're wrong, Mr. Mullins refers to his client as the Defendant in the Heading, the title of the motion and the Cert. of Service. Likely a typo, but one that's not usually made when using an attorney solely focused on criminal defense.

Anonymous said...

Once again, Kingfish is a peeping-tom attempting only to gain popularity and, as an aside, tainting whatever jury pool might exist. Davis, who is guilty as sin, has every right to a fair trial and to the right to ask the judge to gag the loudmouths, including the ever-innocent, your correspondent, Kingfish.

Those who cultivate gossip, innuendo and pre-conceived opinion are nothing more than whores. But, being a whore is fun.

Anonymous said...

A defendant-client can become a plaintiff under the appropriate circumstance and paperwork....This for the goob at 4:54.

Anonymous said...

4:31 pm

I weep for you.

Davis is not a plaintiff. Davis is a defendant in a criminal proceeding.

One does not magically turn into a plaintiff when filing a motion in a criminal matter.

And Davis will plead guilty right before trial.

Anonymous said...

5:39, civil and criminal filings are not "gossip" or "innuendo" --- except of course those idiotic made up pleadings that Wood, Guilliani, and Powell filed across the country without (admitted, later) any knowledge of what they were filing regarding the 'stolen election'. Granted, when folks file anything in court, there are some folks that will believe everything in the filing as fact, even though most folks don't read through them (whether they are repeated on a Twitter account, or a blog-site).

But when the media source, be it JJ, of JFP, or MT - if they are actually reporting the filings, it is not gossip. Or innuendo. The fact that you don't want to read it because it hurts your feelings or those of friends of yours that have broken the law - doesn't make it gossip.

But, thanks for your thoughts - Understand now that you feel the same thing about someone that absconds with millions of tax dollars as one who repeatedly gets caught drinking and driving. You must keep an interesting set of friends.

Anonymous said...

To the person that implied that Ole Miss people think they can do anything and get away with their misdeeds, I did not realize that former Governor Phil Bryant was a Rebel. Follow the $$$

Anonymous said...

Davis needs to go but Farve and company got screwed!

McDaniel for auditor!

Anonymous said...

6:44 - You wasted one whale of a lot of keystrokes defending the practice of opinion pandering. Advertising the filings related to criminal charges is one thing. Pushing a personal agenda and trial by media are quite other things. My feelings aren't hurt, Luther, and I don't know anybody who drinks and drives.

Can we get back to things the public is interested in, like Lynn Fitch...or is Kingfish still running scared of her?

Anonymous said...

5:41, you are quick to call people names, but slow to explain you theory or tell us how it applies here.

Anonymous said...

935, your post here accusing KF of opinion pandering and playing to his readers, etc matches your post yesterday on the post about the DUI killer trying to get her earlier conviction expunged. Don't think I said anything about 'knowing' someone, rather tgat you just 'felt the same way' about their treatment in the 'media'.

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Anonymous said...

5:39 "Davis, who is guilty as sin, has every right to a fair trial..."
Hopefully you aren't a potential juror, and if the opportunity arises, hopefully you'll answer, "No, I cannot be fair. I will vote guilty without any evidence presented to me."

Anonymous said...

I can't speak for others, but my answer would be: "I'll listen to all the evidence and testimony and vote accordingly, but, if forced to vote right now, I'd have to go with guilty."

Unless a potential juror has been living in a cave or has an IQ of 58 (or both), he's lying if he says he has no opinion going into the trial.

Anonymous said...

Unless a potential juror has been living in a cave or has an IQ of 58 (or both), he's lying if he says he has no opinion going into the trial.

You give the denizens of Hinds County way too much credit.

Anonymous said...

Shad White under a gag order? I'm surprised he hasn't choked on his ego yet.

Anonymous said...

Will they request that she recuse? Talk about a conflict of interest...

Anonymous said...

"she" who?

Anonymous said...

"She" is Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrianne Wooten who was a former Welfare Chief.....Anybody wondering what she knows? Asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

Personally I think if all the defendants are under a gag order, then Shad needs to keep his buckteeth comments to himself. If the defendants aren’t allowed to associate with friends and colleagues then he needs to be banned from associating with his! I also don’t think that it is fair he keeps pushing back the trial dates. He’s wasting time and money. Does he or doesn’t he have a case?!?!

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