Monday, July 25, 2016

Indictment: Former State Rep's wife paid kickbacks to Epps (Updated)

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
State Representative Malone suddenly retired after Chris Epps was indicted. The Malones stated no jobs or income on their economic interest statements.JJ also reported that State Representative Malone liked to file bills that involved the Walnut Grove facility.   Mrs. Malone is a lobbyist/consultant/whateveryoucallit.  The case will be assigned to Judge Wingate.

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.


Anonymous said...

So, is his coming next? Or is Teresa like Cam Newton's dad?

Anonymous said...

Are we expecting more indictments to be unsealed today?

I had heard upwards of nine more.

Anonymous said...

Not unexpected. But her husband was longtime Representative from Leake County - and longtime Godfather of Prisons as Chairman of House Corrections Committee.

Anonymous said...

They don't have a dime to show for it. What did they do with it? Is he still alive?

Anonymous said...

Everybody who wants to privatize government functions keep this in mind please.

Anonymous said...

To the Governor and former Governors that Mr Epps worked for , I have one question, who in the hell was running MDOC? The indictments show that Mr Epps was busy making deals and lining his pockets for many years. I assume his MDOC Deputy's and Wardens are in order for Retroactive Pay since they were doing his work. Mr Epps you are still loved by many and one hell of an actor to pull the wool over three Governor's heads.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Epps was well protected by the Mississippi Black Caucus. Numerous times he was to be removed/etc., the Black Caucus threatened to stall numerous measures and to pull support from any of the smallest legislation. Consequently, Mr. Epps was left alone to do as he wished.

Anonymous said...

5:50, and look where it got us. Is there anyone that he didn't take a bribe from? maybe the Ms. Black Caucus had their hand in the cookie jar somewhere. Looks like there were many opportunities.

Anonymous said...

About time. Those two have been taking payoffs for years

Anonymous said...

Former is the key word. Mr. Epps is stringing them along, they need to slap his ass in Parchman and question him.

Anonymous said...

Why does the Governor care about the Black Caucus. He does not need their support.

Anonymous said...

Aren't the Malones big Republicans?

Anonymous said...

How many times did Supertalker Paul Galtelli treat Bennett with grapefruits and softballs?

It is a bitch Davenport when you've hinged ...

Anonymous said...

Let us keep in mind the same CFO that was at MDOC under Epps is still the CFO at MDOC.

Shit Hits Fan said...

I posted here, a year ago, when Malone resigned, that this shit was going to hit the fan. Malone's decision to 'head to the house and spend time with family' coincided almost perfectly with the Epps indictment.

His wife was always at his side in the chamber, assuring us all of his unimpeachable integrity.

I never saw them at Tico's though, to their credik.

Anonymous said...

wonder if they're looking at any of the "special" stay out of prison deals Epps handled.
IIRC, there was a lady doctor that he "allowed" to enter some special program instead of going to the big house that had made off with a big bucket of the public's money.
If my thinking is correct on her ... wonder if there were more?

Anonymous said...

To 7:26 p.m. -- The Malones are lifelong Democrats.

Anonymous said...

I read the entire Clarion Ledger story on Mrs. Malone's indictment. Messers Gates and Pender never once mentioned that Bennett Malone is a lifelong Democrat. I can assure you that if he were a Republican, it would have been in the story. On the "Newsbusters" blog, there's a frequent entry: "Name that party."

This C-L story would have qualified.

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe it would be possible but Sam Hall has taken the Ledger farther left than even David Hampton.

Anonymous said...

An aside to this story is the fact that through their political connections, she was probably moved to the front of the lung transplant list which I can pretty well assure you the state of Mississippi paid for. How much do these egomaniacs think they are entitled to. Also, I think I read where they supposedly have no money. WHERE IS THE MONEY YOU STOLE.

Kingfish said...

Scuttlebutt is they lost their house a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

Judging by her Facebook page, they spent everything they had on her glamour shots.

Anonymous said...

Funny how it's always the Democrats who are caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Does that mean they are stealing more tax payer money than the Republicans or are they just too stupid to get away with it. You can't fix stupid.

Anonymous said...

Holy smoke! That woman looks like she's headed into Jocelyn Wildenstein territory.

Just say no to Bo! (tox)

Anonymous said...

Sam should be relieved of his JOB

Anonymous said...

Don't be ridiculous. Crime is scarcely the exclusive purview of Democrats. Republicans get caught all the time, too.

The Executioner's Hood said...

She's only 54? Isn't Bennett about 68? She was with him 24/7 telling him what to say and how to vote. As long as he was 'the man' in charge of Corrections in the legislature, at least he knows the layout at Parchman and will have no trouble on visitation day.

However, that can't be right since he will soon be slammed too!

Be Like Teresa said...

Loved the tour of glam shots on her FB page. All that work must have been expensive. Wonder where she got the mon...Wait!

From her page: "If you don't fight for what you want, don't cry for what you lost. Be a fighter."

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