Entergy fighting request for info on customers sought by Madison County DA

Madison County is seeking customer information on 25,000 residents from Entergy Mississippi in an ongoing investigation of homestead exemption fraud, but the utility is fighting what it calls “a fishing expedition” in a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court.

“The only thing we’re asking from Entergy are regularly kept business records,” said Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest, who is representing the county tax assessor’s office, which is seeking a grand jury subpoena for the information. “This seeks nothing more than the address and name where the services are provided.”

Madison County wants information on all Entergy customers in the Madison and Canton ZIP codes because that is the tracking method used by the company, Guest said.

Clarion Ledger
6/11/13