Mississippi agency ex-leader pleads guilty in welfare fraud

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John Davis, former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, followed by his attorney Merrida Coxwell, right, leaves the Thad Cochran United States Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Davis pleaded guilty to new federal 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. part of the largest public corruption case in the state's history.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)