Scott Walker sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for fraud, conspiracy (updated)

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Former Ocean Springs mayoral candidate and businessman Scott Walker was sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison Wednesday for his role in both the Department of Marine Resources scandal and fraud against the City of D’Iberville.

U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Walker to 18 months on each of the two counts to which Walker pleaded guilty in April, but the sentences will run concurrent.

In addition, he was sentenced to three years post-release supervision on each count, which will also run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay — jointly with others in the case — $390,000 in restitution to the National Park Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the City of D’Iberville.

Gulflive
7/23/14