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Auditor's investigator admits documentation not required for Davis' spending

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Karen Swain, defensive investigator for the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor, took the stand Tuesday. Karen Swain, defensive investigator for the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor, took the stand Tuesday.
SOUTHAVEN, MS -

(WMC-TV) - In the second day of testimony for the Greg David spending trial, an investigator for the Mississippi Auditor's Office appeared to become irritated with the mayor's attorneys.

The attorneys got Karen Swain to admit that Davis did not need all of the documentation she seemed to want for his spending.

"I feel good about the fact that there are documents that were available to all of the aldermen, that were available to the city, kept in the office of the city that describe everything Mr. Davis did," said Mayor Davis' attorney, Mike Heilman.

A testy, combative, and at times, defensive investigator for the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor reluctantly admitted that Greg Davis' credit card statements showed where he traveled and what he bought.

Swain also admitted that the state does not require receipts for reimbursement. She also said she wanted a lot of documentation from Davis in deciding if trips he took for the state were reimbursable.

"It would be if he had documented who he entertained, who he met with, what they discussed, and what the purpose was," said Swain.

Swain who questioned thousands of dollars worth of Davis' reimbursements admitted there is no state or city requirement for any of that.

The state auditor says Davis owes $70,000.

The Southaven chief administrative officer and the city clerk took the stand. They both testified that Davis handled his own travel it did not seem odd to them.

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