Guilty Plea Withdrawal Rejected
A federal judge is rejecting an attempt by a former Mississippi lawmaker to withdraw his guilty plea in a prison contracting bribery case. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled Wednesday Cecil McCrory’s request to undo his plea didn’t meet the legal standard. McCrory pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy, in relation to 40-thousand dollars he sent to then Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. He faces up to 20 years in prison and is forfeiting 1.7 million dollars in assets.