Monday, June 8, 2015
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sentencings for former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory have been delayed.
Epps pleaded guilty in February to two felony bribery counts, while McCrory pleaded guilty to one count. Epps' sentencing had been scheduled Tuesday, while McCrory's had been scheduled Wednesday. On May 19, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate delayed those dates indefinitely.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering has said he expects more people to be charged. Both Epps and McCrory must cooperate with federal prosecutors as part of their pleas, and prosecutors typically delay sentencing until cooperation is complete.
Epps faces up to 23 years in prison and fines of $750,000. He's agreed to forfeit $2 million in assets.
McCrory faces up to 20 years and fines of $500,000. He's agreed to forfeit $1.7 million in assets.