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Davis' assistant takes the stand in spending trial

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Greg Davis' spending trial continues as many testify on the stand during the third day in court. Greg Davis' spending trial continues as many testify on the stand during the third day in court.
JACKSON, MS -

(WMC-TV) - It was the third day of testimony in the civil trial for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. Davis' assistant took the stand Wednesday in his spending trial.

Two Southaven city employees testified in Jackson, Mississippi that Mayor Greg Davis did not hide anything and that he made his credit card statements available to whomever wanted to take a look at them.

City clerk Sheila Heath, a witness called by the state, testified that Mayor Davis' activities were not secret, and he had documentation for his expenses through credit card statements and receipts.

Davis' assistant, Kristi Faulkner, explained about the so-called fake invoice from a psychological group in Arizona, where Davis and his wife had marriage counseling and the mayor had personal counseling for stress.

Davis called her from Arizona requesting a check that was needed the next day to pay the company. She said she used a template to make an invoice so she could get the check to the psychological center. Davis paid Southaven for the marriage counseling.

Interestingly, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas asked a witness if it was common practice in Southaven for aldermen to turn in expense reports like Davis.

Ben Norris, a retired investigator from the Mississippi auditor' office testified about a condo Davis owns in Florida insinuating that Davis charged the taxes on the condo to the city of Southaven. But on cross examination, Norris seemed to say the tax charged was actually paid by Davis.

"Mayor Davis didn't seek reimbursement from the city for that charge based on the documents. There again it's not listed here," he said.

The Mississippi state auditor is trying to recover $70,000 the state says Davis still owes for unsubstantiated personal expenses charged to the city.

Greg Davis' partner Jansen Fair has been asked by the state to show up at the courthouse Thursday. The state has subpoenaed him to testify.

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