Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Epps goes to slammer for 235 months

The Justice Department issued the following press release. 

Former Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections Sentenced 
to Over 19 Years in Federal Prison

Jackson, Miss – Christopher B. Epps, former Commissioner for the Mississippi Department of  Corrections, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate to 235 months in federal prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.  He was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.

Christopher Epps previously pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy and one count of filing a false tax return.  He faced a maximum sentenced of 23 years.

This case was investigated by the FBI, IRS-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Mississippi State Auditor’s Office, and the Leake County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Darren LaMarca and Pat Lemon, as well as financial analyst Kim Mitchell, prosecuted the case.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is he the last one sentenced? If not, who are left and what are their sentences looking to be.

Johnny Weir said...

Look like the Feds gave him a slap on the wrist.
He'll be out in 3 years. Kingfish do a post in 2020.

Anonymous said...

So, Kingfish who else is waiting to be tried, sentenced, or indicted? When does he report to the US B of P?

Anonymous said...

Mccrory still walking around free
When will he go to prison

Anonymous said...

Johnnie Weir.....Nope! No parole in the federal system.

Anonymous said...

@4:00, he was immediately transferred to the BOP.

Anonymous said...

Federal sentences are day for day.

Anonymous said...

@5:26 he is in custody at the Madison County Detention Center.

http://mydcstraining.com/agencyinfo/MS/4360/inmate/ICUD0105.HTM

Anonymous said...

Hell fire, looks like the dumbass got some time tacked on for stealing his Christmas lights. I wish he had to serve his time at Parchman.

Anonymous said...

Never thought 35 years st mdoc and we would want him back.... Maybe not him butcommu ity corrections is even worse under pelecia hall than it was under Marshall fisher. It just doesn't make sense for. How can an agency to hire most ignorant incompetents for top manager jobs. Deity commissioners in jobs where they have never worked and have o education. How can a person who has never been a cop or shot a gun be over probation officer. She doesn't. She has a big crutch and she just gave his wife a huge promotion.

Anonymous said...

Soooooo.... That is why there was a huge salary increase for a fake job for somebody in North MS.

Anonymous said...

It ain't going to be pretty where ever he goes. Too many peeps want his manhood.

Anonymous said...

Is he fixin to turn his life around?



Anonymous said...

Hold on! Was Epps immediately transferred to the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons or is he in the Madison County lockup? There's a federal prison fifty miles northwest of Madison. Why the delay if that's what happened?

Anonymous said...

@ 6:12; Why did you post a link to the Madison Intake Report for a Bennie Evans from a year ago?

Anonymous said...

10:50, Perhaps its because he has relatives and friends who work there. His brother or sister is a warden. In addition he has hired several people from there to work at MDOC. I don't believe he will spend any time in Yazoo City.

Anonymous said...

12:04 - Keep up that 'straw grasping' 12:04. He's probably got some sort of connection to every prison system in the Continental U.S.

Who did he hire from there to work at MDOC, as if it matters? You actually think he doesn't have years of solid connections to the Madison County Regional Jail? Please try again.

Anonymous said...

he won't be out in three years. federal sentences are not day for day. he must earn 15 per cent of the sentence with good behavior to be eligible for release after serving 85 per cent of the 235 months, or 199.75 months, or 16.65 years.

Anonymous said...

A) I'm glad to see he was handed a decent sentence.
B) Disappointed by the lackluster fine, but maybe he might be able to swing it.
C) He will spend a decade plus in prison.
D) Will be interesting to see what federal facility he ends up in.
E) Isn't going to be a good situation wherever he is housed up because of who he is and what he's done. But living conditions and quality of care provided will be much better than those incarcerated by the state.
E) Sad day for Mississippi. What a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Epps' son works the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, but nobody knows what he does - he's just on the payroll. PEER and/or the Department of Audit need to investigate this "brother-in-law" deal!

Anonymous said...

Seems odd that the judge would give more time than the US atty asked for.

Anonymous said...

Madison County is an approved jail for transit federal prisoners (Hinds County is not) and he will stay there until the BOP picks his butt up and puts him in their system. The length of sentence means he won't go to a country club facility. It will be a real corrections facility. The transfer will be soon.

Anonymous said...

Appears to be a fair sentence. Dickie got a tiny sentence for bribing a judge. He should still be in prison. Did they get all the stolen money back from Epps?

Anonymous said...

Attn 10:46 It is quite obvious they didn't get the money from Scruggs.

Anonymous said...

6:35
Don't forget Epps has already forfeited his house and retirement accounts totaling over $1 million. Personally, I think he should forfeit his PERS pension as well since he committed these crimes during the course of his official duties.

Anonymous said...

There is some reason (cash?) why he broke back into his locked up forfeited home. I think it might be a good idea to buy that locked up house and tear it apart board by board.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope he gave the FEDS the info on those paper products contracts that were arranged by those high and mighty consulting boys. They went straight to Christine to get the maximum % cut.He often hopped on DePlane and was delivered to his condo down on the Coast.Lots of perks for tons of Charmin. Maybe they are just too cool to jail. Fly me a river!!!

Anonymous said...

1009, under Epps doc was half way to bell. Finished the trip when he left. GROW UP! if you have 35 years just go home.
nothing is going to change in community corrections....it will always be politically incorrect to fire the deputy commissioner....go on home old ma .....
s...

Same message to 804.

Anonymous said...

He looks a bit older with grey hair. Will Grecian Formula be available at the federal facility? I picture a commissary that looks like one of those walk in stores in a large airport. Magazines, windbreakers, jogging pants, chapeaus, hair care products. regional team clothing, earbuds, postcards, window decals, jewelry, shit to send to momma.

So, he forfeited what might amount to a million. He rat-holed ten mil more. Maybe Bennett Malone's wife is watching over that.

Anonymous said...

Scrubs should have to forfeit his money he made through buying the Mississippi Justice system. That was not his first rodeo.

Anonymous said...

TO 9;44........YOU DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT JUDGE WINGATE , DO YOU?

Anonymous said...

Like the Bureau of Prisons doesn't have immediate access to federal marshals who can transport his ass to the big house in the next fifteen minutes.

Waste of time, effort and Madison funds to divert him through the Highway 51 facility. But, I reckon the MadCo sheriff will get a federal check for about 900 bucks for three days. Balances out. Sorta like what Epps got convicted of.

Anonymous said...

For crimes committed after November 1, 1987, there is no parole in the federal system. None. Zero. Zilch. Time off for good behavior can be accrued at a rate up to 54 days/year. Epps' sentence of 235 months equals 19.6 years. Assuming he accumulates the max days off for good behavior (54 days/year) he would reduce his sentence by 1,058 days or 2.9 years. This leaves him serving 16.7 years.

Anonymous said...

9:03...thanks for that math lesson. And while you say there is no parole in the federal system, you educate us as to how his sentence will be reduced by three years. Good work. Again, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Epps was born 01/25/61. He'll just have celebrated his 72nd birthday when they issue him a new suit and open the gate (with time off for excellent behavior). That leaves him somewhere around 20 years to spend the bounty, assuming his wife hasn't spent it all by then.

Anonymous said...

4:55, right On! When will McCroy go to prison, hopefully to die.

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