RELEASE: Auditor Pickering Releases Statement On Walker Sentencing

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering released this statement following the sentencing of former Department of Marine Resources Director Bill Walker:

“I am pleased that Judge Starrett took into consideration the $1.3 million identified by the State Auditor’s Office in relationship with this case, and that Bill Walker is being held accountable for his actions with DMR and the DMR Foundation. Walker stole from the taxpayers of Mississippi, and this sentencing should serve as a warning to all those in positions of leadership that this type of behavior is unacceptable.”