JACKSON, MISS– Former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps will get to sleep at home again tonight after his sentencing was delayed until July 18.
Epps has been convicted of receiving bribes and kickbacks totaling $1.47 million dollars while he served as the commissioner, as well as falsifying tax returns.
As a result, Epps agreed to surrender over $1.7 million dollars in belongings such as cars, a condo, and cash.
Epps pleaded guilty in February 2015. Today, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate could give the maximum penalty of 23 years behind bars.