Federal corrections officer in Mississippi indicted for accepting bribes to provide contraband for inmates
Jackson, Miss. (WXXV) – A federal corrections officer in Mississippi was indicted for allegedly accepting bribes to provide contraband for inmates.
28-year-old Wesley Hughes, of Greenwood, Mississippi, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on July 14, 2020 and charged with accepting bribes, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.
According to the indictment, Hughes, who was employed as a Federal Corrections Officer, accepted money from an individual in return for providing contraband to a federal inmate at the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex.
Hughes will have his initial court appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson in Jackson on Monday, July 20 at 1 p.m.
If convicted, Hughes faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.