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State Auditor Campaign Under Investigation? Newspaper Reports Yes, Pickering Says It’s a Smear

JACKSON, Miss.–If you’ve heard reports about the FBI investigating State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s campaign, he said Thursday that it’s not true and that it’s a smear tactic by his Republican opponent, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler.

Pickering told the Clarion-Ledger newspaper that after they cited multiple sources, saying the campaign was being looked at for the purchase of a car, a recreational vehicle and a garage door.

The paper also reported that travel reimbursements were being looked at for non-campaign years.

The paper reported that the investigation has been going on since March. Pickering said he has not spoken to the FBI.

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