Chris Epps, Mississippi Department Of Corrections Commissioner, Pleads Not Guilty In Extensive Money Laundering Scheme

Chris Epps, Mississippi Department Of Corrections Commissioner, Pleads Not Guilty In Extensive Money Laundering Scheme

Chris Epps, the former Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to bribery, money laundering and wire fraud charges involving potentially hundreds of millions of tax payers’ dollars detailed in a 49-page indictment, reports the Clarion Ledger.

Epps, who was a 32 year veteran and the MDOC commissioner for 12 years before he resigned, and alleged co-conspirator Cecil McCrory, president of the Rankin County school board and a former judge and state legislator, had each been arrested and released on $25,000 bond.

Epps and McCrory are accused of orchestrating an extensive kickback scheme that included McCrory paying for Epps’ homes, cars and other luxury items in exchange for MDOC contracts for McCrory’s numerous businesses.

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Source: NewsOne

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