Guy E. “Butch” Evans, 61, of Jackson, has been charged with paying bribes and kickbacks to former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner (MDOC) Christopher B. Epps in exchange for exclusive access to sell insurance products to MDOC employees, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain, and FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Donald Alway.
Evans, a former Ole Miss quarterback from the mid-1970s, was charged in two-count indictment with conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and bribery.
In April former state corrections commissioner Christopher Epps pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks from Evans for allowing him to have exclusive rights to sell insurance to Department of Corrections employees.
According to the FBI Evans paid Epps roughly $4,300 per month from January 2013 through May 2014, for insurance products sold to employees.
Chris Epps. Evans’ trial is set for October. With an Oct. 3 trial date, Evans was released on $10,000 bond.
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