LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - A Long Beach woman has filed a $2 million lawsuit against Attorney General Jim Hood and one of his investigators alleging violation of her civil rights.
Juliet Cruthirds Bolling filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Gulfport Wednesday. The lawsuit names Hood, Kenneth N. Allen, an investigator in Hood's office, and unnamed others.
Bolling alleges she was falsely charged with home repair fraud in November 2007. Bolling owned a florist shop and was not a contractor. However, she admitted to WLOX in 2008 she did witness a home repair contract for an acquaintance, Dallas Eugene Frisbee, who was a home repair contractor.
Bolling was cleared by the AG's office in late 2008, but not before she says she lost her business and suffered damage to her reputation.
Bolling seeks $2 million dollars in compensatory damages as well as unspecified punitive damages. The lawsuit also asks for the Attorney General and his staff be ordered to have "additional training and testing to insure their agents and employees understand and comply with their legal duties."