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Feds: Crosby Accepted Kickbacks

The former head of Florida's Corrections Department and nine other employees wound up on the wrong side of the law.

They are accused of accepting kickbacks of up to $12,000 a month from a prison contractor.

The charges were announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office and FDLE.

The feds say former DOC Chief James Crosby and former regional director Allen Clark teamed up with an unnamed subcontractor to get kickbacks totaling $135,000 over the past two years.

Paul Perez, U.S. attorney, said, "That individual was expected to make approximately $1.5 million per year in profits and that individual agreed to kick back approximately 40 percent of his profits back to Clark and Crosby."

Crosby is expected to enter a plea next week. Clark is expected to enter one Thursday. Each could face up to 10 years in prison.

The charges bring the number of current and former DOC employees being prosecuted to 21.


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