Former State Senator To Plead Guilty

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Former State Senator “Irb Benjamin” is expected to become the sixth person to plead guilty in Mississippi’s Prison Contract Bribery Scandal. Benjamin has filed notice he plans to plead guilty on October 18. He’s accused paying bribes to former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in exchange for contracts at two prison work centers as well as consulting contracts with three county jails. Former Commissioner Epps plead guilty back in February and still awaits sentencing.