The Sun Herald, 10/28/8

Attorney General Jim Hood accused Entergy Mississippi on Monday of using what he called “shell corporations” to inflate electricity costs it passes along to consumers.

Mississippi’s attorney general has not filed a criminal or civil complaint, but made the allegation in Hinds County Chancery Court as part of a legal battle over Entergy’s records.

Hood claims Entergy Mississippi buys electricity from sister companies at a higher rate than it could be purchased from other utilities, and then passes the higher costs along to consumers.

Hood said he can prove it with Entergy’s own documents – if he can get them.

The company is fighting Hood’s request for thousands of records that date back decades.