Monday, July 17, 2017

Teresa Malone to plead guilty in Epps case.

One more domino is falling in the Chris Epps scandal.  Teresa Malone filed a motion to change her plea from not guilty to guilty in U.S. District Court today.  A federal grand jury indicted her for one count of attempt & conspiracy and a count of bribery of a public official.  The motion states she accepted a plea agreement offered by federal prosecutors. 

Teresa Malone

The motion states asks the court to allow her to schedule her plea in September.  The Justice Department said she paid kickbacks to then-MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps in exchange for receiving a consulting agreement for MDOC work. 

Her husband, State Representative Bennett 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 was assigned to Judge Wingate.


Anonymous said...

Jamie Franks as former democrat party chair representing Malone? Could not make that up.

Her Partner In Crime Is.... said...

Bennett ought to be drawn and quartered for letting her take the fall alone. She's been by his side for many years but he's guilty as hell and nobody doubts it.

His name will be drawn out of the jar before it's over. Mayfield solution may loom.

Anonymous said...

She throws her guilty self on the mercy of the court. Her lawyers will cite Bennett's health and her need to pat his head with a damp cloth. Put them in the same cell. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Is this the last one to be prosecuted or are there still others out there awaiting prosecution? If so, who?

Anonymous said...

One count? Ridiculous, but understand the process. She was involved in multiple different "deals", and Bennett was in so deep with Walnut Grove that he couldn't dig himself out with a trackhoe. Don't know where all the graft money went to - obviously part of it went into the multiple facelifts - but their claim to poverty belies the reality of how much she made with Epps in charge and Bennett as Chairman of Corrections.

Jail time and restitution should be extensive, but I'm sure she will throw herself on the mercy of the court (has plenty of practice in throwing herself) and claim the need to take care of poor Bennett. Guess she expects us to forget that Bennett could take care of himself on the House floor and hallways while he engaged in the notorious fistfights.

Anonymous said...

Lay off the plastic surgery lady.

You still look old.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunate but true, the good ole system is alive and well. EPPS just got greedy for too long.

They'll be more to come, these folks are snitching left and right. This ain't State time, maybe 10-35%, Fed time is 85% Minimum.

They wasn't thinking about the consequences when those checks were coming through and buying their STUFF, were they?

Anonymous said...

Attn 7:03 You are right, they "wasn't thinking" about the consequences" Where did you go to elementary school?

Anonymous said...

Definitely need restitution for every dollar she received from DOC. Obviously hubby was involved. There are state laws against profiting from position. Where is Jim Hood?

The Interior Decorator said...

Shouldn't be a problem collecting the old light fixtures by mid September.

Anonymous said...

Attn 7:03 You are right, they "wasn't thinking" about the consequences" Where did you go to elementary school?

Maybe the same place you learned improper placement of quotation marks?

Anonymous said...

This wasn't her first shady deals venture.

Anonymous said...

You can't blame an old gal for wanting to look 'as good as possible'. When you get old too, you're gonna be lookin-an-takin from that herd... young chicks won't be giving you the time of day.

Hmmm... said...

Thinkin' out loud here....Is this the only female involved in this whole thing? That would be hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

Her daughter worked for the company that owned the commissaries in all the jails/prisons. I'm pretty sure that is covered by title 97 chapter 11 of the Mississippi code. The whole family thought they were above the law.

Anonymous said...

"The whole family thought they were above the law."

And apparently all but Mommy were!

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