Jackson Mayor: No FBI investigation - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson Mayor: No FBI investigation

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber addressed what he called rumors about an FBI investigation Monday in the ceremonial office at City Hall.The Mayor alluded to a small group of "insignificant's" contacting the media.  

The Mayor told the media he wanted to clear the air about rumors of a FBI investigation and computers that exchanged hands recently.

"On this past Friday, I think that date was November 21, said Mayor Yarber. "On  November 21, I was in Austin, Texas, when I received a phone call that some of you were here waiting on the FBI to walk me out."  

Two days ago, when the Mayor was still in Austin, he tweeted this. "Wonder if they're still gathered at City Hall? Thought they had some news, cause they listen conjuring fools! Smh (SHAKING MY HEAD)

Then the questioning turned to contracts the City had signed off on in the past.

When we questioned him about the $90 million dollar Siemens contract inked in 2013, Yarber reiterated that Raftelis Financial Consultants has been hired to do an independent audit for the city, at his request.

"We anticipate having some findings from that that we will disclose to the council in the very near future, said the mayor. "And again that was by the prompting of this administration to unearth any ills that may lie within that contract that poses any threat to the city or city's coffers." 

When we asked about computers or records being taken the Mayor's office, he responded saying the computers were given away by a city employee recently, but they were not city-owned property.

"There was a computer donation made to a church where the place where that hand-off was made from that person was in the back parking lot at city hall," said the Mayor. "Lets go back to my original answer to your original questions which was whether or not the FBI has been here or raised any questions, the answer is no."

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