Mississippi Attorney General Settlements Top $26.6 million
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP attorneys were part of a team working for former Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, along with attorneys from Abdalla Law, PLLC, and Don Barrett, P.A., who recovered more than $26.6 million in settlements for the State of Mississippi from individuals and business entities participating in the “Mississippi Hustle” conspiracy. The complaints filed in February 2017, with help from the Cuneo legal team, charged defendants with defrauding the State of Mississippi of hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds awarded by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Through these conspiracies, defendants allegedly engaged in bribery, kickbacks, misrepresentations, fraud, concealment, money laundering, and other wrongful conduct for approximately seven years until Christopher Epps, the former Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, was indicted in November 2014.
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