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OXFORD – State Auditor Stacey Pickering is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the upcoming Oxford Pachyderm Club luncheon Thursday, September 21, 2017.
The State Auditor is responsible for auditing all state agencies, county governments, school districts, junior colleges, and universities; conducting investigations into abuse of public funds and violations of law.
Auditor Pickering will address the state’s overall financial health and highlight the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Mississippi at the luncheon.
“It is an honor to be invited to speak to the Oxford Pachyderm Club,” said Auditor Pickering. “I am looking forward to meeting this great group of leaders and influencers in North Mississippi.”
Elected as Mississippi’s 41st State Auditor in 2007, Stacey Pickering was re-elected as State Auditor in 2011, and in 2015. Since 2008, Pickering has recovered more than $26 million in embezzled, misappropriated and misspent taxpayer money on behalf of Mississippians.
Recently Special Agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor arrested former , Mississippi, Gretchin Moody, and former Chief of Police of Ecru, Mississippi, Paul Martin Blaylock, for embezzlement and issued demands of $393,085.56, which includes interest and investigative costs added to the amount embezzled.
“Auditor Pickering’s presentation is a great opportunity for citizens to learn how the office oversees and conducts financial audits of local governments in Mississippi, said Russ Jones, Oxford Pachyderm Club founding president. “The fiscal oversight, transparency and accountability this executive branch of state government provides is vitally important.”
The Republican Party affiliated club will meet at the Oxford Conference Center from 11:30am to 1:00pm located at 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS in Oxford. The cost is $20 for members and $23 for non-members. Reservations can be made at OxfordPachyderm.com. Those interested can also follow the group on Facebook at Facebook.com/OxfordPachyderm.
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