Prison phone firm pays Mississippi $2.5M over bribery case

JACKSON (AP) – A prison phone company will pay Mississippi $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit tied to a bribery scheme.

Attorney General Jim Hood sued 10 people and 12 companies in February, seeking repayment of state money. Hood said then that companies are responsible for bribes paid by their agents to then-Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps.

CEO Brian Oliver said Tuesday that Global Tel-Link “always acted with integrity” and settled to avoid long litigation, saying Epps was a single “bad actor.”



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8/15/17