Mayor Greg Davis tries to put dent in money owed to taxpayers

Davis said the $53,000 represents money spent at local restaurants over the past 2 1/2 years on city business. It is part of more than $170,000, including penalties and interest, that Davis was ordered to repay after a seven-month investigation into his expenses.

“I have come up with $53,000 in receipts and turned them over to the auditor’s office for review,” Davis said. “We are still working to find more receipts.”

The auditor’s office confirmed Monday that investigators have received the receipts, which Davis mailed before Thanksgiving.

“We have received them, but I can’t comment any further other than to say investigators are reviewing them and they will communicate with the mayor if the receipts are acceptable,” said Lisa Shoemaker, a spokeswoman for the Auditor’s Office.

Commercial Appeal