Former corrections counselor pleads guilty to accepting bribes

Source: MGN

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WTOK) - A former corrections counselor at the Adams County Correctional Center pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting bribes from federal prisoners in exchange for introducing contraband into the facility.

Kellie Fuqua, 57, of Roxi, Miss., was charged in a one-count criminal information with being a public official receiving money in exchange for providing contraband to federal prisoners.

Fuqua is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 1 in Natchez. She faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Department of Justice - Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dave Fulcher.