Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Feds Charge John Davis with Conspiracy & Theft

 Who are the "others"?

The Justice Department took a turn at bat in the prosecution of John Davis. A bill of information charges the former DHS Director on September 15 for conspiracy and theft of federal funds.  Several unnamed co-conspirators are mentioned in the bill of information.

The bill of information states the Mississippi Department of Human Services administers TANF funds for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Davis served as DHS Executive Director from February 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016.  There are four unnamed co-conspirators as well: 

* Co-Conspirator 1 was the Executive Director of Organization 1. 

* Co-Conspirator 2 was the Executive Director of Organization 2. 

* Co-Conspirator 3 owned 99% of Company 1 and was the sole owner of Company 2.  3 was a resident of Madison County.  

* Co-Conspirator 4 was a resident of Hinds County.  

The Justice Department alleged: 

 19.  In furtherance of the conspiracy, DAVIS, and at times others, directed Co-Conspirator I for Organization I and Co-Conspirator 2 for Organization 2 to award sham contracts purportedly for the delivery of social services to various individuals and entities that DAVIS, and at times others, personally selected knowing that those individuals and entities were not qualified to provide social services and/or would not provide them.

20.   As part of the conspiracy, DAVIS and, at times others, directed Co-Conspirator I for Organization I and Co-Conspirator 2 for Organization 2 to disburse full or almost full payments pursuant to the sham contracts at or near the beginning of the applicable contract periods, regardless of whether any work had been performed and knowing that no work would ever be performed.

21.  As a result of the actions of DAVIS, the Co-Conspirators, and others, millions of dollars in federal safety-net funds were diverted from needy families and low-income individuals in Mississippi.

 

The summer of 2018 was a very busy one for Organization 2:

* allegedly paid $497,987 in federal funds to Company 2 on Jun 22, 2018

* entered into a contract with Company 1 for $1 million.  The funds were supposed to be used to create a program for inner-city youth on June 26, 2018. 

* paid $350,000 in federal funds to Company 1 on June 26, 2018. 

* Paid $350,000 in federal funds to Company 1 on August 23, 2018.  

The Justice Department also seeks criminal forfeiture of all property gained through the fraud.  

The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves and Magistrate Keith Ball.  Davis posted a $10,000 bond and waived indictment. 

The prosecution against John Davis in Hinds County Circuit Court is very much alive.  A grand jury indicted him for conspiracy, conspiracy embezzlement, bribery,  and making fraudulent statements. Earlier post.  His co-conspirators Nancy and Zach New pleaded guilty to  bribery of public officials, defrauding the government, RICO, and wire fraud in the case in April.  They have not yet been sentenced. 

Kingfish note: Don't worry, my little trolls.  Now that most of the water stuff is out of the way, JJ is going to get back on this case, right.

Who are the "others"?  Poltergeists? Space aliens of whom we dare not speak? A former Mississippi Governor? Stay tuned. 


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like four people were given the option of being a defendant or a witness and chose witness.

Anonymous said...

Is the MS Oil & Gas board interviewing for a “new” replacement executive director?

Anonymous said...

Hey Philboy, you may want to contact Chris Epps on survival tips in the pen 不不不不不不不不

Anonymous said...

Is the MS Oil & Gas board interviewing for a “new” replacement executive director?

Anonymous said...

It finally over. As in Davis was the top of the food chain. Now that the Feds have indicted Davis Sept. 15 all the loose feathers will shake out. Those who want to cooperate have and those that didn’t, well, let’s see how that works out in court. Farve met with Feds for the last time couple weeks ago. Phil is their main peripheral target so let’s see what they got. It’s kick off and the clock is ticking.

Anonymous said...

My popcorn is ready

Anonymous said...

Stick a fork in him. He’s done.

Anonymous said...

KF will “report” until Shad is implicated.

Anonymous said...

Funny how Shad didn’t discover any of this.

Anonymous said...

Bryant, Favre, and friends are too big to fail. Davis is the fall guy. If you want justice form your own country.

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad Nancy New will never serve a day in jail. Nice lady and good family.

Anonymous said...

Whassup pHEEL?

Anonymous said...

If Louisiana will send a Governor to jail (Edwards) I’m wondering if Mississippi will do the same or will the corruption keep going on and on?

Anonymous said...

Andrew Cuomo can be taken down, but Phil Bryant is too “big to fail.” Okay.

Anonymous said...

And I’m sitting over here thinking that volleyball courts would have been a better use of welfare funds than perpetuating dependence and laziness from entitled welfare recipients.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Tater is working up a pardon for himself in preparation of the shit hitting the fan? These guys better hope a Republican gets elected president next term or they may be sitting in the federal pound town for a while.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Tater is working up a pardon for himself in preparation of the shit hitting the fan? These guys better hope a Republican gets elected president next term or they may be sitting in the federal pound town for a while.

Um, yeah - nah buddy! Lil Lord Fauntleroy will have to deal with Federal charges.

Anonymous said...

I don't claim to understand the extent of legal recourse on the table based on factual evidence, but my conservative voting self hopes each and every one of them goes to jail.

That said, I am not na簿ve enough to think that will actually happen.

Dem or Rep, if you are high enough you are insulated from all punishment.

Must be nice to be one of the chosen.

Anonymous said...

@7:14, “thinking” may be an exaggeration.

anonymous said...

they'll take down the News and Cap'n America Paul Lacoste. Brett Favray and Feel will skate.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to corruption, the MSGOP makes Chokwe and Bennie T look like amateurs!

Anonymous said...

Because they are amateurs

Anonymous said...

I can’t believe that Feel is still on commercials for the charity that takes old cars. Wonder if The Phil Bryant Wildlife Refuge will be renamed after he goes to jail.Probably something fishy why it was named after him.

Woodward and Bernstein said...

What about Paul LaCoste? Is he under indictment? He's a pretty big fish...no pun intended. He was close buddies to Tater and SOH. Guess he'll probably get a pass.

Word has it that is what Pigott was going after before he got fired.

https://mississippitoday.org/2022/08/16/tate-reeves-welfare-lawsuit-defendant/

Anonymous said...

""””””””””””Kingfish don’t forget or look over the present governor “”””””.

Anonymous said...

If Phil is indicted, any guesses who he'll inform on and take with him to save his own ass? Besides Tater salad...

Anonymous said...

Rule of thumb for politicians - If you want to reduce welfare fraud/misuse, give the money to your friends.



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