bribery

Former education head, contractors accused of fudging bids

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press/ Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former top official at the Mississippi Department of Education and three contractors who worked with the agency are being accused by the federal government of stealing thousands of dollars…

Christopher Epps sentenced to 20 years in prison

A federal judge has sentenced the former head of Mississippi’s prison system to nearly 20 years in prison in a wide-ranging corruption case. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate handed down the sentence Wednesday to 56-year-old Christopher Epps. The longtime…

Epps sentencing to begin today

The sentencing phase begins today for former corrections commissioner Christopher Epps. This is for his participation in a bribery scandal a little over two years ago. After pleading guilty, Epps faces up to 23 years in prison and is forfeiting…

Doctor To Change Plea In Bribery Case

According to court records, a Mississippi physician is set to plead guilty today for bribery. Dr. Carl Reddix originally plead not guilty back in July, but plans to change that plea today. Reddix had pleaded not guilty to six counts…

AG sues to Recover Bribe Tainted Money

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing 25 individuals and companies associated with a prison bribery scheme, saying they should have to repay more than $800 million in revenue they received from the state. Hood, a Democrat, announced the 11…

Former State Senator To Plead Guilty

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…

Charged To Seven Years and Three Months

Biloxi businessman has been sentenced for his part in a kickback scheme involving the former commissioner of the Mississippi department of corrections. Coast government consultant Robert Simmons has been sentenced to seven years and three months in jail. Back in…

Two Facing Bribery Charges in Epps Case

Two more people have been indicted on bribery charges in the kick back corruption case involving former MDOC Commissioner Christopher Epps. Fifty-four year-old Teresa Malone of Carthage has been indicted on charges for paying kickbacks to then-Corrections Commissioner Epps in…

Two Facing Bribery Charges In Epps Case

Set to appear in court today one of two people indicted on bribery charges in the kick back corruption case involving former MDOC commissioner Christopher Epps. 53 year old Mark Longoria, the CEO of a drug testing corporation, is set…