Auditors Request that Governor Bryant be investigated after Mississippi Today series

Mississippi Center for Public Policy commended Gov. Phil Bryant for signing legislation that protects and ensures the privacy of individuals who donate to charitable causes in Mississippi.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS LEAD TO FINALLY REQUESTING DOJ TO INVESTIGATE.

Auditor’s question Governor’s role in spending $94 million in federal grant spending from the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

“Mississippi Today’s “The Backchannel” series, which examines former Gov. Phil Bryant’s involvement in what officials have called the largest public embezzlement scheme in state history, is renewing calls for a federal investigation.

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on April 7, three days after the beginning of Mississippi Today’s series, asking for him to prosecute the people responsible for stealing federal funds meant to serve the nation’s poorest residents………..

In 2020, the State Auditor’s Office released a report that questioned $94 million in federal grant spending from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. While the office arrested six people in February of 2020 related to the alleged theft of $4 million, no one else involved in the sprawling scheme has faced charges.”

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