Monday, September 18, 2023

State Auditor Recovers $5 Million

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

Today State Auditor Shad White announced that Management & Training Corporation (MTC), a private prison company, has tendered over $5.125 million back to the state.

“I’m pleased the work of our investigators led to this large recovery for Mississippi’s taxpayers,” said Auditor White. “We are always willing to take the biggest, most complex cases to ensure our bosses, the taxpayers, are protected.”

White’s office started investigating MTC in 2021 when allegations arose that MTC was not providing the prison staff required by their contract with the state. Investigators found MTC failed to provide the minimum mandatory staff to ensure the safety of inmates and prison employees but were still paid by the state as if they had. In November 2022, White issued a $1.9 million demand to MTC based on an analysis of one of the three prisons MTC operated in the state. White pledged to continue the investigation into the other two prisons operated by MTC.

Last week, MTC voluntarily tendered over $5 million back to the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a result of the investigation. The recovery marks one of the largest in recent years. White’s office previously investigated a large pharmacy benefit manager, which resulted in a $55 million recovery—the largest civil recovery ever following a Mississippi Auditor investigation.

“We will continue investigating the MTC matter to ensure the amount the company remitted is the full amount they owe the people,” said White. “Every penny must be accounted for.”

The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, which makes decisions on suing or prosecuting cases, has the State Auditor’s findings from the November investigation.


Anonymous said...

When the loss is in the millions, there will be no arrests by Deputy White.

Anonymous said...

Is this another example of that "low hanging fruit" y'all keep talking about? Will DOC administrators soon be driving new SUVs and conducting correctional studies in tropical locations? Conventions in Paris?

Anonymous said...

wasn't that the company Cecil mccrory owned, which he went to prison for in the Christopher epps scandal?

Because if that's the case I would initially think shad didn't recover jack sh** that was just money recovered after the fallout

Anonymous said...

Nope it will be used to house criminal illegals aliens.
Every bit of spare money is going to be used for the flood of illegals.
Have you not noticed their increasing numbers?
Bus loads are dropped off daily at Petro and Love’s travel center in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

9:56 AM, a lot of the illegals are not getting arrested even when they break the laws. The sheriff's office just refuses to arrest them. There is no profit in arresting illegals. I learned the hard way that asking the Rankin County Sheriff's office to treat the illegals the same as the American citizen is not a good idea. In the words of a deputy, I was told to get my racist old ass back in my house when I asked for help.

anonymous said...

“When the loss is in the millions, there will be no arrests by Deputy White.“
It’s hard to put a prison company in prison.

Anonymous said...

What in the hell does this story have to do with immigrants? And if you think MS is spending state dollars on so-called “illegals,” you are a moron.

Anonymous said...

MDOC responsible for watching this company?
That’s a hellofalotta bones somebody payn out with no oversight

Anonymous said...

This state auditor is a keeper.

Anonymous said...

taxpayer refund on the way?

Anonymous said...


Moron you say? I will feed those words back to you, still warm.

Here is an infographic of the cost of illegal immigration to Mississippi taxpayers in 2014. Its 10 year old data but paints a powerful picture

Anonymous said...

It worked for Ray Mabus, it will work for Shad White.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone check to see if the staff were employed by MTC before paying? Seems criminal charges are warranted. It’s got to be more to this story! Some palms were greased!!!

How can you pay some party all that money and no controls in place. Idiots running State Government giving away damn money!

Anonymous said...

Corruption in the prison system? I thought Bennett Malone was dead.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want, Shad is doing a good job.

Anonymous said...

Mike Moore and Jim Hood really brought the Bacon to Missippi, this is chicken feed.

Anonymous said...

Ol Burl probably needs to let Tater know he got the check book back
Then let the taxpayers know why they gave the farm away

Anonymous said...

Somebody at MDOC should be transferred to MDHS, they can show you how to do it right!

Now it’s an election year. Governor Reeves MDOC making is your Administration look real bad on these contracts. Where are the Accounting controls?

Damn, y’all paying ghost employees via contracts!

Now I’ll tell you this shit is elementary, count the damn heads before you pay them!

Anonymous said...

Now I’m just an old moonshine drinking country boy! It took me a few minutes to decipher this article. My conclusion, ain’t that stealing or fraud? Why ain’t nobody arrested?

Can I go to the car lot, get a car with the keys left in it, drive off, get caught, replace the gas and say, “my bad”.

I guess when you wear big boy underwear it’s ok. Dang,how can I get one of them contracts?

Anonymous said...


"Say what you want, Shad is doing a good job."

Horseshit. Both of Shad's parents were lifelong Mississippi educators, and Shad knows just how deep the corruption in that sector is - but he won't touch it because he sold Mississippians down the river in order to advance himself, and get to work in the Big House. Mississippians are getting financially raped by the DOE and IHL for billions, but Shad won't touch them. He knows it. We know it. He knows we know he knows it, but he smiles with that shit-eatin' grin, and couldn't care less.

His pious sanctimony about doing the right thing gets tiresome. Oh, and he outright covers for criminal behavior for those that helped him get a leg up in the Mississippi political machine. There's that...

Anonymous said...

Those of you calling for criminal charges for MTC employees need to know that the Auditor can only recover funds and refer the results of the investigation to the Attorney General. It's up to the AG to prosecute the criminals.

Good job, Shad!

Anonymous said...

@8:21am Then why isn't Shad blowing up Lynn's phone? Because they're both compromised.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:15 AM

I'm not sure whether you've been living under a rock or wha, but Shad has published multiple reports showing administrative waste in schools, and he's currently on the warpath with IHL.

Say what you want, but Shad IS doing a good job.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to think of anything that Lynn Fitch has done since redecorating her office.

Anonymous said...

Governor you need to have a meeting with your Department Heads and cuss their asses out. They know this is an election cycle and making you look like you can’t run the Government ain’t good!

Now I can understand if they’re getting little kickbacks( lunch or dinner) but this shigity is blatant and criminal.

I hear you’re ads saying that MDHS shit didn’t happen on your watch, did this? I’m all for you Governor Reeves but this is too much! Paying contracts without controls.

I think all our recent Governors have done good for Mississippi but those Agency Heads ain’t watching the hen house or are they turning their heads.

Anonymous said...

If the "agency heads" aren't watching the Hen House, then the buck stops with the Gubner. Plenty of people looking the other way as directed under Tate, just like when they were under Philbilly.

Anonymous said...

"...the Auditor can only recover funds and refer the results of the investigation to the Attorney General. It's up to the AG to prosecute the criminals."

In your angst to protect Shadrack, you left out one real important step in that progression, and that step is ARREST. Did you not know he has and often exercises that responsibility?

Anonymous said...

As a Corrections Officer at the beginning of my shift I perform a Headcount. Now god dammit, Do I have to count the employees too!

MTC committed a Criminal act, now how are we going to spin this on Governor Reeves watch? Do we have to call in the Feds for EVERYTHING!

Now I know that MTC is a Great, Great Company and has been helping the State for years all while STEALING!

I know, I know it was an accounting error and we are gonna get to the bottom of this. BULL SHIT!

Anonymous said...

He has plenty of time to whip out another Wall Street Journal editorial today, apparently!

When the headline on your editorial is titled something like:

"Jimmy Buffet Didn't Need a Music Degree",

then it's pretty clear how he ended up State Auditor!

Who better to claw back all those ill spent and stolen state and federal dollars than this guy?

No wonder Phil called him to be a whistleblower.

That boy is smart!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Jimmy Buffett not needing (or having a music degree - I believe he graduated from USM with a history degree), isn't it amazing the number of people in this state who hold elective office, are on various Boards and Commissions and who actually manage our money, who if they ever attended college, do not have any sort of degree and have never run a business?

And these are the ones who most often hear the State Auditor's knock on the door at midnight.

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