MDOC scandal indictment rumors swirling around the state

Feds Bust Reddix in Chris Epps scandal – Jackson Jambalaya

Every aspect of Mississippi’s prison system was turned into a profit center by Former MDOC head Chris Epps and a bevy of corrupt politicians across the state.

I am hearing some of the indictments the Feds have promised Judge Wingate up in Jackson related to the Epps investigation that are due to be unsealed by next Monday includes some that will be unveiled in Gulfport. Indictment rumors, even those supported by a substantial amount of facts can still be unreliable so I’ll also add there could be some confusion between Epps related indictments and another, more coast centric investigation rollout such as the one involving the newly constructed Jackson County jail.

For additional background on either topic and the related speculation please see Why Hancock and Jackson County newsers should have their eye on the recent MDOC Scandal guilty plea in particular and in general the tag related to Health Assurance LLC, the Health Care Company owned by Dr. Reddix that managed to snag the local jailhouse contracts in all three coastal counties with the late Harrison County Supervisor William Martin committing suicide rather than face the justice system related to his role taking bribes from Reddix.

If the coming Epps indictments have coastal connections as rumored, I can easily think of a couple of former elected officials in both Hancock and Jackson Counties that may have received target letters. If the indictments are Jackson County jail related, speculation centers both on a certain contractor and certain former elected officials.

As Monday draws closer the chatter is certain to gain more specificity if the rumored coastal connection to the coming Epps related indictments are accurate.

All eyes on the Federal Courthouse in Gulfport (UPDATED)

I’m hearing some vague rumblings that there will be a newsworthy event take place there later today.

Scratch one name off the indictment rumor mill:

Supervisor Martin set to appear in federal court at 11am ~ WLOX

It appears Supervisor William Martin is no longer in the land of the living.

Update: Coroner arrives at home of Harrison County supervisor William Martin ~ Anita Lee

I reckon its all in how you look at it……

In these past 6 weeks we’ve seen the heavily laden freight train finally leave the station and as that baby builds up speed it also builds up what an old stock basher like me would call “Mo”. In the financial markets the Mo is self sustaining to a point and the same is true in criminal investigations such as the one into political corruption in metro NOLA.  I’ve seen it up close before and it is apparent Aaron Broussard isn’t ready for that dot of light headed for him growing larger all the while.

Along those same lines I think that overall we’ve passed out some very good advice as a community here on Slabbed and I am very proud of our body of work here overall and I say the word “our” because Slabbed is way more than just me. The internet has brought together a diverse group of people strung across multiple states and international borders here on Slabbed. What a trip it has been to this point. :-)

Getting back to that good advice thing I think I’ve given the girls some excellent advice since they first knocked on my door back on May 6, 2011. Lets put a circle around that date for now.

We all know they didn’t listen and the rest is history. And because they didn’t listen this is what they did to themselves: Continue reading “I reckon its all in how you look at it……”