Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Former State Parole Officer Sentenced to Prison for Bribery
Jackson, Miss – Andra Lowmon Smith, 44, of Anguilla, Mississippi, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom Lee to 10 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for bribery, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway. Smith must also pay $800 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment.
Smith is a former Probation and Parole Officer with the Mississippi Department of Corrections who worked out of Madison County. He admitted that he solicited bribes from a parolee he was supervising from March, 2015 through June, 2015. He took the money in exchange for allowing the parolee to leave Mississippi to find employment.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Assistant United States Attorneys Scott Gilbert and Mary Helen Wall prosecuted the case.