A whistleblower investigation that revealed a legal and business research service pocketed millions in fees meant for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has resulted in a $9.8 million settlement with the state, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Thursday.

The agreement settles claims that LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions Inc. systematically underreported the number of car crash reports it sold while serving as a state vendor, to avoid paying the statutorily required $10 fee it collected for every report sold.

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