Episode 64: It's Just Barefoot

Tina and Hillary cover Operation Mississippi Hustle and former Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew.

Tina’s Story
Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections Chris Epps and School Board President and former Mississippi State House representative, Cecil McCrory served the state of Mississippi for many years in their respective roles, but when the FBI uncovered a long history of bribery, these two hustlers found themselves bargaining for their lives.

Hillary’s Story
After an extensive political career, Spiro Agnew served as Vice President alongside Richard Nixon, but when his past transgressions were uncovered, he pleaded his innocence and then pleaded his case in Federal Court.

Tina's Story
Operation Mississippi Hustle
Cecil McCrory
Chris Epps

Down on Parchman Farm--by Tina Trenkner

Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections and Local Businessman Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Former Mayor of Walnut Grove Sentenced for Federal Witness Tampering

Jackson Free Press
Epps, McCrory Indictment Outlines MDOC Bribery Scheme--by R L Nave
MDOC Scandal Highlights Privatization Problems--by RL Nave

Gulf Live
Christopher Epps' star falls in Mississippi after lengthy federal indictment--by the Associated Press

Miss. lawmaker sentenced in prison bribery case--by Jeff Amy

Prison Legal News
Former Mississippi DOC Commissioner, Co-defendants Sentenced in Massive Bribery Scheme

Courthouse News Service
Mississippi Prison Chief Indicted for Bribery--by Kevin Lessmiller

Mississippi Today
Cecil McCrory withdraws guilty plea in Corrections Department bribery case
Ex-legislator McCrory sentenced to 8.5 years--by Fred Anklam Jr.

The Advocate
Crooked vendor of drug tests, convicted in Mississippi, did business with Louisiana prisons--BY GORDON RUSSELL AND MAYA LAU

Rankin County School Board President resigns--by Bob Burks

News Center ABC 11
Judge reduces former lawmaker's fine in bribery case

People Pill
Chris Epps

Clarion Ledger
Chris Epps sentenced to almost 20 years--by Jimmie E. Gates

Alleged kickback scheme: McCrory's connections vast--by Emily Le Coz

Epps probe: 'Miss. Hustle' started with sex scandal--by Emily Le Coz

The Mississippi Link
Ex-MDOC chief Chris Epps arrested in Flowood

Delta Daily News
Another 7-Year Sentence For Christopher Epps--by Kelly Benford

Super Talk
Wife of Former Mississippi Lawmaker Sentenced for Paying Kickbacks--by Andi Davis

United States Department of Justice
Mississippi Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Bribery of Former Corrections Commissioner

Years Ago, I Investigated Mississippi’s Prisons. Here’s Why I’m Doing It Again--Jerry Mitchell

My Central Jersey
Prison bribery scandal sentencing for woman set after health delay--by Associated Press

Wife of former Miss. prison chief seeks to keep property--by C1 Staff

WJTV 12 News
US marshals arrest former Mississippi prisons chief Epps

Rankin school board member with ties to MDOC resigns--by Angela Williams

Commissioner Chris Epps via WLBT 3 NBC
Cecil McCrory Speaking to Press via WAPT 16
Mississippi State Penitentiary via Public Domain

Hillary's Story
Vice President Agnew resigns

Spiro Agnew: vice president of United States

Spiro Agnew

Chicago Sun Times
‘A Trump before Trump’: Drawing parallels between Nixon’s disgraced VP Spiro Agnew and our current president--by Michael Sneed

The New York Times
Agnew Quits Vice Presidency And Admits Tax Evasion In '67; Nixon Consults On Successor

Baltimore Sun
Spiro T. Agnew, ex-vice president, dies in Md. at 77

NPR WLRN Fresh Air
'Bad Behavior By People In High Office': Rachel Maddow On The Lessons Of Spiro Agnew--hosted by Terri Gross

Des Moines Register
Fifty years ago — Spiro Agnew and the 'Des Moines' speech--by
Charles Holden

Daily Beast
Rachel Maddow Exposes the Shittiest Vice President Ever--by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz

Vice President Spiro Agnew--from Executive Office of the President of the United States via Public Domain

Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew--by Hulton Archive/Getty via The Daily Beast