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McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay

prison-d7f96423c0e1ee1b55c455b9266cf9d28a3d17a5-s6-c30JACKSON — Brandon businessman Cecil McCrory has joined former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in asking a judge to delay their Jan. 5 trial date.

In a motion filed Wednesday, lawyer Don Leland wrote he has received 66 discs of government evidence against McCrory and needs more time to review it.

Last week, Epps’ lawyer also asked U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to delay the men’s trial.

Leland, like Epps’ lawyer, writes that prosecutors don’t object. Continuances are common in federal court.

Epps and McCrory have pleaded not guilty to charges that McCrory gave Epps hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes starting in 2007 in exchange for Epps steering prison contracts to companies McCrory owned or consulted for. Both men could face hefty prison sentences and millions in fines.

 

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