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US marshals arrest former Mississippi prisons chief Epps

U.S. marshals have arrested former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps following allegations that he stole outdoor lights from a home he forfeited in a corruption case. His attorney, John Colette (coh-LET-ee), tells The Associated Press that marshals took Epps into custody about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Collette says Epps forfeited an upscale house to the federal government earlier this year as ...

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Ex-prisons chief co-defendant to withdraw plea

A co-defendant of former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to withdraw his guilty plea in a bribery case, a lawyer said Monday. Epps had been scheduled for sentencing Monday after he pleaded guilty alongside Cecil McCrory to money laundering and filing false tax returns related to $1.47 million in bribes prosecutors say he took. He faces a potential 23-year ...

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