Work on 2 private Gautier properties being investigated by state auditor

GAUTIER, Mississippi — A spokeswoman at the state auditor’s office confirmed Monday an agent is investigating the amount of taxpayer money spent enhancing private parcels on Pat Drive and Brown

Road and the circumstances surrounding the work performed by city employees.

“The main thing we are trying to determine is who executed the transactions,” said Lisa Shoemaker, communications director for State Auditor Stacey Pickering.

The allegations are the result of employees replacing 60 feet of sewage pipes at a home on Pat Drive and clearing 8 acres on a Brown Road parcel.

Mississippi Press
1/31/12