HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - A trial date of June 9 has been set in the state of Mississippi's embezzlement case against former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis.
The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1gz1fwr ) Circuit Judge Robert Chamberlin granted the state's request for a continuance during a hearing Monday. Prosecutors sought the delay because an unidentified witness is undergoing medical treatment.
The deadline to enter a plea before the trial date is June 2.
Davis, who served as mayor of Southaven for 16 years, was indicted by the state in 2012 on embezzlement charges.
The three-count indictment charged Davis with embezzlement by a public official linked to his city-leased vehicle and using city gasoline in the vehicle, a 2007 Ford Expedition, even though he was getting a monthly mileage check.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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