Ex-Lawmaker’s Wife Indicted In Prison Bribery Ring Scandal

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The wife of a former Mississippi state lawmaker has been indicted for paying kickbacks to then-corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in exchange for a consulting contract.

The indictment against 54-year-old Teresa Malone of Carthage was unsealed Monday.

She’s the wife of former Democratic lawmaker Bennett Malone, who once served as chairman of the House Corrections Committee.

The two-count indictment charges Malone with getting $5,000 a month from Illinois-based AdminPros, and passing $1,000 to $1,750 a month back to Epps.

That company was monitoring prison health care.

Malone faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of $500,000.

She’s scheduled to appear Aug. 3 before a federal magistrate.


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