An ex-director of Mississippi’s welfare agency pleads guilty over misspent money

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John Davis, former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, enters the Thad Cochran United States Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., on Thursday, where he is pleaded guilty to new federal charges in a conspiracy to misspend tens of millions of dollars that were intended to help needy families.

John Davis pleaded guilty to charges in a conspiracy to misspend tens of millions of dollars that were intended to help needy families in one of the poorest states in the U.S.

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