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AG Hood settles fourth lawsuit in Chris Epps prison bribery scandal

Attorney General Jim Hood. Photo courtesy of Telesouth Communications.

Attorney General Jim Hood announced that the State of Mississippi has settled its claims with CGL Facility Management, LLC for $750,000, as the fourth settlement in the MDOC prison bribery scandal. CGL provides facility management, project management, and corrective and preventative maintenance services to correctional facilities.

“As a company that continues to contract with the state, I am pleased with CGL for cooperating and quickly resolving this matter for $750,000 on a $1,565,000 contract,” said General Hood.  “We successfully disgorged CGL of a substantial portion of the value of their public contract.”

To date, the attorney general has recovered $6,550,000 on behalf of Mississippi taxpayers related to the MDOC prison scandal.

This settlement ends the fourth of 11 civil actions the attorney general filed on February 8, 2017, accusing 10 individuals and 12 out-of-state corporations of using alleged “consultants” as conduits to pay bribes and kickbacks to then-Commissioner Christopher Epps for the awarding and retention of MDOC contracts through a pattern of misrepresentations, fraud, concealment, and other wrongful conduct.

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