Attorney General Settles Epps Bribery Case

 

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi has reached a settlement in the second of eleven different civil actions stemming from the Epps bribery scandal. According to Attorney General Jim Hood, Global Tel*Link Corporation settled its claims with the state for $2.5M. Mississippi claims the company was one of several used a conduit to pay bribes and kickbacks to then-Commissioner Epps for the awarding and retention of Mississippi Department of Corrections contracts. The state filed the lawsuits back in early February accusing 10 individuals and 12 out-of-state corporations of a pattern of misrepresentation, fraud, concealment, money laundering and other wrongful conduct. So far, the Attorney General has recovered $4.5M on behalf of Mississippi taxpayers related to the Prison Bribery Scandal.

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