Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cornell Companies, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
GEO Group
Penalty: 
$4,550,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
January 24, 2019
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Cornell Companies, Inc. agreed to pay $4.55 million to settle allegations it paid bribes to the then-Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for contracts.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Mississippi Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Mississippi
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Florida
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
private prisons
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Parent company note: 
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