Epps sentencing delayed; McCrory wants to withdraw plea

The attorney for former state lawmaker Cecil McCrory, who pleaded guilty to bribing then-Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps, said his client wants to withdraw his plea.

“He is factually innocent of what he pleaded guilty to,” said Carlos Tanner of Jackson, who is representing McCrory.

It would be up to U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to decide whether to let McCrory withdraw that guilty plea.

Also Monday, Epps had his sentencing postponed until July 18 because federal prosecutors are trying to determine the “net value” of the more than $800 million in contracts that involved bribes Epps reportedly received.

Clarion Ledger
4/11/16