Thursday, October 24, 2019

Teresa Malone Wants Compassionate Release

Teresa Malone filed a motion for compassionate release.  The motion and other documents were filed under seal. Judge Henry Wingate sentenced her to serve 41 months in prison in July after she pleaded guilty to one count of attempt & conspiracy and one count of bribery of a public official in 2017.   The public official was former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps.  A notice states:


The Defendant, Teresa K. Malone, respectfully files the following Motion for Relief Under Compassionate Release. The Motion filed is in paper form only and is being maintained in the case  file in the Clerk’s Office.  The documents are filed conventionally and not electronically because they are filed under seal pursuant to order of this Court.
 Malone's sentencing was delayed last year due to medical problems and a lung transplant.  She tried to postpone sentencing in May, claiming her lawyer had several depositions that day and his partner had to attend his daughter's graduation.  She stated in one filing:

That Defendant has several important medical appointments scheduled after the current report date of July 22, 2019. A nodule was discovered in Defendant’s lung and a CT scan of such has been scheduled for July 25, 2019. Further on or about August 8, 2019, Defendant is scheduled to have an echocardiogram. Defendant has an appointment scheduled on August 14, 2019, with her cardiologist to review the results of the echocardiogram and dermatologist to assess skin lesions which are a side effect of her medications;

3. Additionally, Defendant was asked to provide copies of medical records, prescriptions, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan to the Bureau of Prisons prior to surrender date for review and determination of treatment facilities. Defendant has not had adequate time to secure all requested documents. Defendant expects to have copies of medical records on Monday, July 15, 2019. Defendant will be unable to obtain a copy of her diagnosis, prognosis, and until after her CT scan on July 25, 2019;
 Malone's husband, State Representative Bennett Malone, suddenly retired after MDOC Commissioner 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.   He died in December 2017. 

 Malone was a lobbyist/consultant for Adminpros. The company obtained MDOC contracts from 2008 to 2014.  Adminpros paid Malone $5,000 per month from 2010 to 2014.  Malone made payments to Epps that varied from $1,000 to $1,750.  Adminpros paid Malone $170,000 for her services.


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I read "Compassionate Release" I thought the story was about something else...

Anonymous said...

If she is released, are we taxpayers relieved of having to pay any of her medical bills? If so. Turn her loose!

Anonymous said...

The compassionate release of Mrs. Malone would actually be compassion for the taxpayers, since she has had serious health problems and the government will have to pay her enormous medical bills while she is in the slammer. For that reason alone, she should get off with time served and not be incarcerated.

The whole matter involving Mrs. Malone is a transparent mechanism set up by her late husband. She was likely told she would be the recipient since he was still in the legislature at the time. I doubt she had any more than passive involvement at the worst. Everyone who knew or knew of Representative Malone knows he was wide open to this kind of $cheme for most of his long tenure.

I'd say let her slide and move on.

Anonymous said...

Judge Wingate. Compassionate release? Not a chance.

Anonymous said...

"....has not had time to" round up documents. That's the role of this high paid attorney's clerical/support staff.

If I had a vote it would be to enforce the report date, incarcerate the criminal and let the chips fall. If, later, DOC contracted medical staff determine she should be released under house arrest, work with that when and if it occurs. She needs to feel the sting of justice just as anybody else would, notwithstanding her upper-class status, high notoriety and fondness for liquid spirits (which may be unavailable to her in a jail cell.

Anonymous said...

"When I read "Compassionate Release" I thought the story was about something else..."

Should we invite Ophelia to work with you on that one?

Show Some Compassion said...

I experienced a compassionate release once in Tijuana. It cost me $25 but it was worth every penny.

Anonymous said...

Is she currently in MDOC custody?

Or is she still playing stay outtta jail?

BONUS ASK: HOW MANY DAYS HAS SHE SPENT IN CUSTODY?

Anonymous said...

I expect Judge Wingate to rule in her motion sometime in 2022.

Anonymous said...

12:10 PM --

"She needs to feel the sting of justice just as anybody else would, notwithstanding her upper-class status, high notoriety and fondness for liquid spirits"

Seriously.

The Malones were a long way down from upper class, even in Mississippi. High notoriety? Yes, if you mean the wife of a 3rd tier legislator in the minority party of one house. That is something to brag about...

Slap her hand and be done with it. Give her a break. There is a good chance that Bennett kept her in the dark about the kickbacks.

Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for the old bag and 41 months is 3 years, not a lifetime. You reap what you sow when you make poor choices. She is just trying to play every last hand she has to stay out of the slammer. Wingate will wipe his ass with it.

Rich folk. SMH.

Anonymous said...

@12:23 - you must’ve gone to one of the fancier places in TJ, color me jealous!

Anonymous said...

i am trying to figure out what all this bs accomplished. would one of you fill me in? do you really think govt officials stopped getting kick backs after this? do you really think every govt contract that is handed out there is not something similar going on? smdh

Anonymous said...

@11:08 she didn't incur those medical expenses while incarcerated so I don't see why we as taxpayers would have to foot the bill for any medical expenses after she is put into prison. However, I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

@4:01 yes you are very wrong. We will be paying every dime of it, and rest assured they will give great care because they are now 100% liable for her.

Anonymous said...

Malone was part of the ruling party for decades and she never left his side, no matter where he was. That you suggest she might have been 'in the dark' is mighty damned funny.

Anonymous said...

From what I understand 6:59 is correct. Rumor was she pulled the strings and he did the dance

Anonymous said...

At least pretend there is one justice system for everyone and make this woman serve her time.

Anonymous said...

@5:19 Thank you, that's a topic I'm not familiar with. But now I know.

Anonymous said...

She was the brains behind Bennett!

Anonymous said...

If she is not in custody, the state would probably be paying a large part of her medical bills via Medicaid. What's the difference, other than the federal share of Medicaid?

She was the brains and the braun behind this scheme - Bennett (who was in the minority party only one term; was in the majority for most of his career, thus his chairmanship that allowed this scheme to foster and grow). She was also the one lobbying to keep Bennett from having an opponent in 2017, promising his vote against McCoy in 2007. Which of course turned out to be a pure lie but nothing surprising from her.

She did the crime - and more. This is just the one she got caught at. I don't care if we do have to pay additional medical bills - the idea that she deserves to walk without penalty like her husband did (who died before he could be convicted) is bogus. Her entitlement belief matches that of both their belief that they were entitled to whatever emoluants they could garner through MDOC, including the kickbacks from the Walnut Grove prison that they treated as their private piggy bank.

Send her to jail. 41 months is a short time to enjoy those quarters. And she earned every bit of it.

Anonymous said...

It’s true injustice to let someone like that deteriorate in prison. She didn’t harm anyone. She shouldn’t have to die there from the consequences of her late husband. We will never know the facts. He’s gone. Wingate needs to let this woman go and live. Certainly on probation, but at this point in her life, it isn’t fair. People who do worse do not even get the death sentence, or even the time she got. It’s a sad justice system, if this is what they call justice.

Anonymous said...

5:19 - NO, YOU are wrong. She is not in the custody of DOC and is free until she reports. Therefore no bills she might have incurred to date are the responsibility of the state.

Anonymous said...

9:37...Puleeze. That's like saying Bernie Ebbers 'didn't harm anyone'. He nor she knee-capped or shot anybody (that we know of), but each of them robbed, stole money and caused suffering, not to mention violating state and federal law. A slap on her silk panties is not what we expect and deserve from our system of justice.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and folks in hell want ice water; they don’t get it and neither should she!

Anonymous said...

@2:54 (and all the others talking about the STATE paying for her illness), of course she isn't in MDOC custody because it was a FEDERAL crime. She's in BOP custody at an inmate hospital in Texas. Simple search turned that up. And she was the brains and the muscle in her relationship with Bennett.

Anonymous said...

Let me see if have this straight. This woman is seeking to avoid prison on a plea for compassion, based on her need for medical care, after she was sentenced to prison for public corruption involving the company that was responsible for monitoring the medical care provided within that very prison system. Did I get that right?

Anonymous said...

Are we paying for botox shots at that BOP facility?

Anonymous said...

Let me see if have this straight. This woman is seeking to avoid prison on a plea for compassion, based on her need for medical care, after she was sentenced to prison for public corruption involving the company that was responsible for monitoring the medical care provided within that very prison system. Did I get that right?

Close but the little detail where she was indicted by the feds ultimately leads to a sentence to be served with the feds rather than with the MDOC.

Anonymous said...

Fact of the matter is that this happens every single day... within all parts of the government. She shouldn’t be given a death sentence when the majority of people doing this will never get caught.. cough cough.. gov candidate.

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