Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Butch Evans: Jailbird

U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate sentence Butch Evans for his role in the Chris Epps scandal this morning.  The Court entered the following information in the online filing system:

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Henry T. Wingate:Sentencing held on 7/10/2018 for Guy Evans. Present: Defendant's attorneys Charles Griffin; Ed Stanton; and Amanda Barbour. AUSA's Mary Helen Wall and Kristi Johnson; Special Agent Tom Breedlove; Probation Officer Jamie Harrell. Defendant was sentenced to 6 months incarceration, $5,000 fine, followed by 3 years Supervised Release, $100 special assessment imposed. Indictment in 3:16cr49 should be dismissed.


Anonymous said...

six months and $5000???

Dang -- I'd get involved in that kind of illegal activity if I could pocket the cash Butch did out of his "relationship" with Epps and this was all it would cost me in the end.

Don't know what magic his attorneys had to pull this rabbit out of a hat, unless it was a going away gift from Judge Wingate.

Anonymous said...

His sentencing cost more than $5000. Chris Epps, holla at me when you get out dawg. I'm willing to take the risk.

Anonymous said...

Butch violated the law, but if this is all he did, he made little if any money on this deal. He has and will pay a very high price for his misdeeds. He has lost his license, his livelihood, his wife died, and lord knows what else. I hope he can get this 6 months behind him and work his way back into society. It is not like the $100 million Ponzi scheme floating around. I have known Butch since he moved here after college. Technically, Butch collected the commissions, paid the income tax on these commissions, and then paid Epps and did not report that he paid Epps.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

No, 342, 'technically' what Butch did was bribe a public official to increase his net worth. He broke the law in order to enjoy the fruits of his crime - the increased premium commissions on which I'm glad to hear, he had to do like all us law,abiding citizens, paid the taxes on his increased income.

I love how friends,and family will come out and talk about what a good guy crooks are after they've been caught. If he is such a good guy, is this kind if business role model you would want for your children to follow? Doesn't matter "HOW" you make your money, legally or not, as long as you can drive the nice car, live in the nice house, and hope you and your crooked business 'partner' don't get cauggt. And, if you do, hope you can get a light sentence and come back into society.

No difference between Butch and your example of the timber tycoon - or Dickie Scruggs - except how many zeros were included in their illegally gotten lifestyle.

Change the Flag and Fill the Potholes said...

He is also now a convicted felon - so there's that...

Anonymous said...

Not a bit of difference in him and the thugs who rob people in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

"...and his wife died." WAIT! That's supposed to be a consideration in his sentence or in the way society views his criminal activity?

Anonymous said...

He had two African American attorneys. Figure the rest by yourself-

Anonymous said...

This wasn’t Butchs first Rodeo, just the one where he got throwed. Yes grammar master I know throwed is not proper English but it works,

Cynical Sam said...

But is the golf course at Club Fed as nice as The CCJ?

Anonymous said...

People like 6:57 are why the rest of the country believes this entire state is racist and why no companies want to come here. Please keep your racist comments to yourself so you don't hold back the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

The Fed has closed most of the Golf Courses, but the freedom they give prisoners like Butch is incredible. He and his other white collar inmates could literally walk out the door...but at the risk of adding another couple of years to their sentence when caught....unless you can get to Argentina!

Anonymous said...

10:13 - I didn't view that post as racist at all. What am I missing that you see? Seems to me he was saying the two African American attorneys were sharp enough to get him (if not off altogether) a very meager sentence and fine.

On the other hand, it's folks like you who see racial prejudice everywhere. And it's certainly not true that 'no companies want to come here'. Turn your cap around.

Anonymous said...

Aha! 3:37 PM got you 10:13 AM! You might be progressive, but you might want to think about why you immediately thought "two african american attorneys" was a negative thing.

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