Former prison boss could get 23-year sentence in bribery case

Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps could get up to 23 years in prison when a judge sentences him Monday.

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate is scheduled to decide how long Epps will be locked up. The former prisons chief pleaded guilty in February 2015 to money laundering and filing false tax returns related to $1.47 million in bribes prosecutors say he took.

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4/11/16