Saturday, November 8, 2014

Joshua Cecil McCrory represented MDOC employees, EMCF in lawsuits

Joshua Cecil McCrory apparently represented MDOC, MDOC employees, and Keefe Commissary services in MDOC-related lawsuits. He is the son of Cecil McCrory.  A review of federal court filings revealed Mr. McCrory's role as an attorney in these lawsuits:

Stern v. Epps (2008): Prisoner lawsuit
Mr. McCrory represented Keefe Commissary.  Keefe had a contract with MDOC to provide commissary services to prisoners.  The contract is the subject of a 2011 PEER report and the indictment.

Mr. McCrory also represented GT Enterprises of Ms.  Mr. McCrory owned the company.  It had a no-bid contract with MDOC to provide commissary services to prisoners as well.  The contract was also the subject of the 2011 PEER report and indictment. 

Butalla v. Epps (2008): Prisoner lawsuit
Mr. McCrory represented Infinity Networks

Watts v. State of Mississippi (2003): Prisoner lawsuit
Mr. McCrory represented East Mississippi Correctional Facility

Rogers v. Grimes (2003): Prisoner lawsuit against MDOC employees
Mr. McCrory represented all defendants.

Trollinger v. McGaugh et al (2003): Prisoner lawsuit against MDOC employees
Mr. McCrory represented all defendants. 

Wilkerson v. Wackenhut (2003): Prisoner lawsuit against Wackenhut and employees. Wackenhut operated prisons in Ms.  Mr. McCrory represented the employee defendants.

Some more interesting observations:

Cecil McCrory (father and defendant) owned Correctional Communications Inc and Mississippi Correctional Communications, Inc.  The registered agent for both companies was Sam Waggoner III. He is not accused of anything but what a small world.


Anonymous said...

Is Sam 3 Joe's brother?

Anonymous said...

So is this son included in any of this thievery of taxpayer dollars in all this fiasco? Wonder how much crcils wife knew. Must have known about it as all property in Rankin county has been put in trust in her name.

Anonymous said...

Let's not practice guilt by association. There's no evidence that Josh McCrory has done anything wrong. As an attorney, he would have to be expected to represent clients.

...As The Nose On Your Face said...

Of course an attorney is expected to represent clients; but, don't you find it at least a bit peculiar that the son of the current accomplice had so much DOC related work land in his lap?

Anonymous said...

I thought we were supposed to stop asking questions about this now that our governor has assembled a task force. Let them tell us what to think about it.

Anonymous said...

Ya'll, the trust was set up after the payment from a lawsuit where Josh's sister/Cecil's daughter was killed in a car wreck in 2000. JJ posted a story about it. That is where a lot of the money came from.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to the attorneys to rush forward and caution others not to cast aspersions on ..... attorneys. I'm convinved there are classes in law school where young attorneys-to-be are taught that their shit doesn't stink.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers are guilty until proven not.117

Anonymous said...

@8:29 You are correct. It comes right after the class for young medicals students where they tell them, "you now know all there is about medicine"

Anonymous said...

And this proves what? That his son handled a handful of cases more than six years ago?

Anonymous said...

Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 100?
A: Your Honor.
Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 50
A: Senator. the nose on your face said...

Regardless of the mutterings, above, it is wholly bizarre that the son of the criminal accomplice got handed tons of work related to the Department of Corrections and it's employees. You reckon the daddy didn't tell Epps it was an expectation?

Oh, but it was awhile ago, you might say. And it was simply coincidental. Who the fuck do you think you're kidding, you dumbass?

Kingfish said...

Its more evidence of the connections between McCrory (father) and Epps. Every little fact unearthed in this case has wound up meaning something.

Anonymous said...

So is anyone Republican or Democrat going to ask where the Auditor was doing all this? How about someone conducting a Legislative hearing on the matter?

Anonymous said...

Am I correct? This investigation started in 2010, 4 years ago. I have worked for a financial institution before. How hard is it (not very)to trace illegal cash and/or transfers? The reason others are not implicated is probably because "we have our target, and do not necessarily need others". I am glad these people are being accused, but why have I spent my taxpayer money for 4 years on a slam dunk accusation that is irrefutable?

Anonymous said...

>>but why have I spent my taxpayer money for 4 years on a slam dunk accusation that is irrefutable?<<

Two years milking that teat ain't long enuf? Finding crooks who are also suitable scapegoats is a science?

Three years and that cakes about baked, but it's purt near election time and we shore cain't embarrass the incumbents? You know, the ones that fake about being hard on crime when about all they really want to do is make a big show about sending the smalls to the pen?

Four years and the votes are in- the party of clean guvermint won. Lets make a show and throw in some shock and surprise that moneys may have been... well... ALLEGEDLY Mississippi'd? Lets also go with the "Deputy Pheel Good" task force to check out what has been missed? In case there is some way to prevent this from happening again? TWO FUCKING S CLASS MERCEDES AND A SWEET VACAY CONDO?!!?

Wash, rinse, repeat as needed. Meantime let's hire some more consultants to tell us how to save by contracting out, and also lets have some more fundraisers cause hard times are not for the elected class.

Dig Deeper said...

Any comment yet from the National Departments of Correction Board which Epps was recently elected to chair? Seems this might be a minor embarrassment to them.

Anybody thought to check to see how many similar contracts McCrory had across state lines. I got a bet says Epps put a good word in for his bud and this slop trough extended outside the boundaries of this state.

reality check here said...

For those 'critics' that think this investigation lasted too long - what do you know about the details of the investigation? How would you go about getting everything that is needed for convictions any quicker? Oh - that's right - its all right in front of you. Could have done it in a week or two, maybe a month. Ever thought there might be more to this deal than what you've already read about? If there possibly was, wouldn't you want the auditor/feds looking for it? Don't know about you, but I certainly would. And my bet is that there is more to come.

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