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 Business consultant Robert Simmons, right, and his attorney, K.C. Hightower, walk to the Dan M. Russell, Jr., federal courthouse in Gulfport on Thursday Feb. 18 for his initial appearance on a federal bribery charge in the public corruption case that involves former state corrections Commissioner Chris Epps and former Harrison County Supervisor William Martin.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Business consultant Robert Simmons, right, and his attorney, K.C. Hightower, walk to the Dan M. Russell, Jr., federal courthouse in Gulfport on Thursday Feb. 18 for his initial appearance on a federal bribery charge in the public corruption case that involves former state corrections Commissioner Chris Epps and former Harrison County Supervisor William Martin. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Business consultant Robert Simmons, right, and his attorney, K.C. Hightower, walk to the Dan M. Russell, Jr., federal courthouse in Gulfport on Thursday Feb. 18 for his initial appearance on a federal bribery charge in the public corruption case that involves former state corrections Commissioner Chris Epps and former Harrison County Supervisor William Martin. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD

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