Ocean Springs’ Scott Walker posts smiling Facebook photo after prison release

Scott Walker, who had been a business consultant and an Ocean Springs mayoral candidate, was released Tuesday from federal prison in Pensacola after serving on year and almost two months fro public corruption convictions…

…In July 2014 U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Walker to 18 months in prison after Walker pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.

The conspiracy plea came in a case that also involved his father, Bill Walker, former director of the state Department of Marine Resources. The two conspired to supply $210,000 in federal money from the DMR to the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, which then used the money to buy a waterfront lot Scott Walker owned.