Woman Finally Sentenced in Epps Bribery Case

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A federal judge will finally sentence a woman who has pleaded guilty in Mississippi’s prison bribery case but never gone to prison. Judge Henry Wingate has set a May 24th sentencing hearing for Teresa Malone of Carthage. The wife of a former state House member, Malone pleaded guilty in October 2017 to one count of bribery. She paid kickbacks to then-Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps after Epps steered a $5000-a-month consulting contract her way, receiving over $170,000. Malone’s sentencing has been repeatedly delayed because of lung transplant complications. She faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and forfeiture of money she received.



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