Physician accused of bribing prison chief to plead guilty

May 2, 2017 in News, The Buzz

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A physician accused of bribing Mississippi’s former corrections commissioner plans to plead guilty. A hearing is scheduled Wednesday before a federal […]

Texan gets 5 years’ prison for bribing Mississippi official

February 15, 2017 in News, The Buzz

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison and must pay nearly $500,000 for bribing Mississippi’s former prison […]

Trial of woman accused of bribing prison chief delayed

January 11, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The trial of a woman accused of bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, which had been scheduled to start Monday, has been delayed indefinitely. U.S. […]

Judge rejects Epps’ request to leave jail until sentencing

December 28, 2016 in News

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge says Mississippi’s former corrections commissioner should stay in jail. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Friday rejected […]

McCrory seeks to withdraw guilty plea in prison corruption

December 9, 2016 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A former Mississippi lawmaker says he wants to withdraw his guilty plea in a prison corruption case. In papers filed […]

The Latest: Ex-prison chief says taking items was a mistake

November 4, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Latest on a bond revocation hearing for a former Mississippi corrections commissioner (all times local): 4:08 p.m. A former head of Mississippi’s prison system says […]

Epps sentencing delayed in Mississippi prison bribery case

November 1, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge has again delayed sentencing in a bribery case for the former head of the Mississippi prison system. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate on […]

Prosecutor: 11 more to be charged in Mississippi prison bribery inquiry

July 1, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — As many as 11 more people may face criminal charges stemming from a Mississippi prison contract bribery scheme, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney […]