Feds informed Epps bought or leased Mercedes on Friday

Federal authorities have been informed that former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps purchased or leased a Mercedes-Benz the day after he pleaded not guilty to charges brought against him in a 49-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury.

A witness to the transaction told federal authorities Epps got the car at the dealership in Jackson on Friday of last week.

Clarion Ledger