Joseph C. Gallagher and Ricky Saxton are accused of fraudulently obtaining public funds and conspiracy to fraudulently obtain public funds. Both were arrested and booked into the Yazoo County jail.
“We will continue to work this case and it is likely that other arrests will be made,” State Auditor Stacey Pickering said in a statement. “The cooperation by MDOT officials was essential in this case. We appreciate their assistance and hope these arrests serve as a reminder to all public employees that this behavior will not be tolerated.”