Hands in the Till: Embezzlement of Public Monies in by James R. Crockett

By James R. Crockett

In 2004 Corporate Crime Reporter asserted that Mississippi was once the main crooked country in the US. via evaluating the variety of federal corruption convictions over the last decade and the 2002 inhabitants of the country, the realization was once inescapable. Too many officers have been robbing the general public they'd sworn to serve and guard.

Hands within the until: Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi establishes the scope of a massive obstacle in a negative nation the place wishes are many and cash are scarce. The e-book highlights the tireless paintings of the workplace of the nation Auditor in investigating the robbery of public cash and bringing criminals to justice.

This ebook experiences on thirty-seven situations that reveal how and why embezzlement happens, the way it is came upon and investigated, and the way the state's justice procedure offers with perpetrators. The grasping schemes might be as outrageous as they're disheartening. Case histories narrated right here contain various public servants and others together with chancery clerks, circuit clerks, justice court docket clerks, urban clerks, sheriffs, tax creditors, college and school directors, and staff of businesses that obtain public cash.

James R. Crockett is professor emeritus of accountancy and knowledge platforms on the college of Southern Mississippi.

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