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News Analysis: Audit Shows Mayor’s Credit Card Use Violated State Law

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An internal audit commissioned by Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis shows that the Mayor’s Office violated both state law and city procurement procedures with the use of a city-issued credit card.

While making recommendations on how to comply with the law going forward, the audit does not address how t...

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  1. It’s apparent that the Mayor and many politicians in the Augusta government are stealing from the taxpayers of Augusta Richmond County . This problem is simple. It’s called Racketeering!!! So let’s get to the point. Let’s bring in the FBI, GBI And The IRS ! All fleeced taxpayers must call for justice thru the Governor’s Office, demanding a Forescic Audit on the entire Government of Augusta Richmond County. The Commissioners also need to address the Mayor about The Big Lie, when
    the mayor lied while asked about the completion of his audit during the commission meeting. Referring to it as an Audit when it was only a consulting service, which is a disservice to our community not to have a real Audit done when the Mayor himself said he was going to have an Audit done. That was a stall tactic. Strait from the playbook . The real question is, How much money has Hardy Davis spent trying to cover up his apparent embezzlement of taxpayers money? This brings me to a point that a Forescic Audit would be justified to stop the misuse of taxpayers money and probably result in the retrieval of more money stolen than the Forescic Audit would have cost. Bring in the FBI,GBI,IRS.

  2. Law enforce and the IRS may have to investigate and indict one benefactor of Davis’ unauthorized spending and have that person rat him out. Did a blow up mattress and paisley sheet set show up on any of his credit card or PayPal statements?

  3. After re-reading GA Code § 36-80-24, I concluded that the Augusta commission intentionally did not develop and implement a government credit card policy. There can be civil and criminal penalties for violating the policies and procedures required, but if you never issue the policies and procedures and plead ignorance, you are off the hook. All elected officials in Augusta should be required to use their own money to purchase a $1M personal errors and omissions insurance policy to compensate taxpayers for their actual or feigned ignorance of the law. Metter GA has a good policy and procedures for government credit cards and receipts on their website. https://library.municode.com/ga/metter/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT2ADPE_CH2.54PUCAOR_2.54.060PURE

  4. These credit card misuses are not by mistake. These folks know what they are doing and they just hope they have enough of their cronies in place in order to keep the wolfs at bay! When a few go to prison, not jail, then and only then will they once again start to behave.

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