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Miss. mayor to be asked to resign over spending

Miss. mayor accused of using city funds for trips, meals, sex shop will be asked to resign By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) ' Leaders of an affluent northern Mississippi suburb are calling for the mayor to resign after state auditors said he misspent thousands of taxpayer dollars, including a purchase at a gay sex shop in Canada.

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has come under increasing scrutiny since November when Mississippi's auditor told him to pay back about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings. The FBI is investigating.

The auditor's office has said one $67 bill was at Priape, a gay lifestyle and sex shop. Davis is a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 on a family values platform.

After the spending was revealed, he said he was gay and getting a divorce.

Alderman Ronnie Hale says the board plans to ask Davis to resign Friday, but it can't force him out.

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