USM knew Mississippi welfare funds were paying for their volleyball stadium. They took the money any

USM knew Mississippi welfare funds were paying for their volleyball stadium. They took the money anyway.

5/9/20
By: Magnolia State Live

Many of the recipients of federal funds in a sprawling embezzlement scheme in Mississippi say they didn’t know the money a private nonprofit awarded them was intended to serve the poor.

But officials representing one of the largest welfare beneficiaries — the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation and, by extension, the University of Southern Mississippi — were aware that funding for construction of a new volleyball stadium on campus came from a Mississippi Department of Human Services block grant, according to board meeting minutes.



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