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CGL Facility Management reaches $750,000 agreement in Mississippi prison bribery suit

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2018

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JACKSON — CGL Facility Management, LLC has reached a $750,000 agreement with the state of Mississippi as part of a fourth settlement in a Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) prison bribery scandal lawsuit. 

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently announced the settlement with CGL, which provides facility and project management, and corrective and preventative maintenance to correctional facilities.

According to the Attorney General's Office, the settlement closes the fourth of 11 civil actions filed by Hood which involves CGL allegedly using individuals and corporations to pay bribes and kickbacks to former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. 

“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,” Hood said in a statement.  “We successfully disgorged CGL of a substantial portion of the value of their public contract.”

More than $6.55 million already has been recovered relating to the scandal, which included Epps awarding and keeping MDOC contracts through fraud, concealment and wrongful conduct, according to the Attorney General's Office.

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