Former MI employee files whistleblower lawsuit seeking $382 million after funds misused

A former employee is suing to force a Mississippi utility to repay $382 million that the federal government gave to build a failed coal-fueled power plant. Kelli Williams, a former construction manager for Atlanta-based Southern Co., filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company and its subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. in 2018. That lawsuit, unsealed Monday, alleges that the two firms defrauded the U.S. Department of Energy and state regulators in a failed quest to build a $7.

Whistleblower actions under the False Claims Act are filed under seal with the private plaintiff seeking to recover money on behalf of the federal government. The plaintiff, called a relator, sends the lawsuit and a statement to federal authorities, who can choose to intervene. Cases can remain sealed for years while the government investigates. In this case, after five years of consideration, the U.S. Justice Department in July decided not to get involved.

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