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RICO laws


The complaint for this class action alleges that Petland, Inc. and its co-conspirators failed to properly check the health of the cats and dogs it sold and, when new owners saw signs that animals were sick, attempted to hide their true condition in order to protect Petland’s profits.

MDOC Prisons

This class action is one of eleven RICO lawsuits filed by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood against individual and corporate conspirators in a Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) prison bribery scandal. Global Tel Link (GTL) provides inmate telephone calling (ICS) and other services to inmates in Mississippi jails. This class action alleges that GTL paid bribes to Mississippi Department of Corrections commissioner Christopher Epps, through Sam Waggoner, a “consultant” for GTL. GTL, Epps, and Waggoner are charged with a scheme involving bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, and excessive charges and fees for inmates.