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Entergy Found To Have Overcharged Customers

Entergy CorporationBusinessCompanies and CorporationsCrime, Law and JusticeJustice SystemEntergy Mississippi Incorporated

A federal regulatory judge has found

Entergy Corp. overcharged customers in four states by the way itsold electricity.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday announced lastweek's ruling by an administrative law judge for the Federal EnergyRegulatory Commission.

The investigation covered subsidiaries with about 2.7 millioncustomers: Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, EntergyLouisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy New Orleans and Entergy

Texas.

Hood says the judge's order requires Entergy's shareholders torepay the overcharges to the subsidiary companies. Hood says themoney should be refunded to ratepayers.

Entergy Mississippi spokeswoman Mara Hartmann says Entergybelieves its actions were "appropriate and consistent with thesystem agreement." A spokesman for parent company Entergy Corp.,

Mike Burns, says the company will challenge the ruling.

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