May 18, 2017 – Company sued in prison bribery scheme to pay state $2M.

Company sued in prison bribery scheme to pay state $2M

By JEFF AMY

May. 18, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A company that made drug testing cups involved in Mississippi’s prison bribery scandal will pay the state $2 million. Alere, the parent company of Branan Medical Corp., agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit without admitting wrongdoing. Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement that the amount “effectively” recovers what the state spent on the cups and any profits Branan made. Hood in February sued 22 people and companies associated with the bribery scheme in 11 separate lawsuits, saying they should repay more than $800 million they received from the state because of bribes taken by Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Alere is the first company to settle.  Continue Reading

 

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