Auditor issues $159,098 demand letter to ex-Alcorn County supervisor

Former Alcorn County Supervisor Danny Crotts must pay the state $159,098 for misspent funds or face a civil lawsuit, State Auditor Stacey Pickering said.

Pickering issued a demand on Feb. 17 to Crotts, a supervisor from 1992 to 2007, saying Crotts approved the spending of funds between 2002 and 2007 for unauthorized purposes or in violation of state law.

“Crotts used a personally owned barn named Crossroad Blues with a bar and dance floor while billing the county over $15,000 for a ‘District 2 Shop,'” Pickering said in a news release. “Utilities were paid by the county along with numerous purchases that were unauthorized or in violation of State law.”

Clarion Ledger
2/23/11