As her client entered a not guilty plea, Jackson attorney Lisa Ross hit the nail on the head. She used “shakedown” to describe the flavor of Mississippi’s unraveling corrections outrage. Exactly.
The judicial wheeling and dealing continues. The big fly may avoid being swatted…
…Now, nearly two years after the Epps indictment and after a steady stream of vendor indictments, it certainly appears Epps was not sitting passively in his Jackson office being plagued by visitors who conspired to lead him down the path of illegality.
A far more likely scenario, widely known in the business community and in the halls of government, is shakedown. Want a state contract? Find out who has to be paid off and add it to the bill.