AG collects in some prison bribery lawsuits

JACKSON – Efforts are continuing by the office of the Mississippi Attorney General to collect funds from individuals and corporations accused of bribing former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps with the announcement this week of a $1.3 million lawsuit settlement with California-based Sentinel Offender Services, which provides electronic monitoring services.

Attorney General Jim Hood announced in February he was filing 11 lawsuits against the companies and individuals accused in the massive bribery and kickback scheme that rocked state government when it was uncovered in 2014.

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