Original post: The Justice Department indicted Teresa Malone for one count of attempt & conspiracy and a count of bribery of a public official. The indictment is not yet available but JJ obtained this copy of the cover sheet:
|Teresa Malone. Source: Facebook|
Kingfish note: A little bird said that when MDOC would negotiate with the operators of Walnut Grove, the esteemed and virtuous Representative would enter the room, sit on the side of Walnut Grove, and proceed to negotiate on the company's behalf.
Update: The Justice Department issued this press release at 3:45 PM:
Teresa Malone, 54, of Carthage, Mississippi has been charged with paying kickbacks to former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner (MDOC) Christopher B. Epps in exchange for receiving a consulting agreement involving the MDOC and its operations, announced Acting United States Attorney Harold Brittain and FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Donald Alway. Malone will appear for arraignment on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Ball. She faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine for the conspiracy count, and a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine for the bribery count.
The indictment is finally available. Here it is.