Jackson man charged with bribery and conspiracy of former MDOC Commissioner

Christopher Epps (File Photo)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Jackson man is charged with trying to bribe former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps.

Guy E. “Butch” Evans, 61, of Jackson, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and bribery according to the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Mississippi.

In an indictment, Evans is accused of giving Epps numerous “bribes and kickbacks in exchange for the exclusive access to sell insurance products to MDOC employees”.

The indictment states that, Evans received approximately $4,300 per month from the products sold. It also says he made payments to Epps every month as well.

The case is set to go to trial on Monday, October 3, 2016.

The maximum penalty for a conspiracy count is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; the maximum penalty for the bribery count is 10 years in prison and also a $250,000 fine.

 

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