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Ex-Senator-Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Former state Senator Charles Walker of Augusta is scheduled to report to federal prison today to begin serving more than ten years after he was sentenced for tax evasion, mail fraud and conspiracy.

U-S District Judge Dudley Bowen Junior denied Walker's request for an appeal bond December fifth and ruled he must report to federal prison while his conviction on November 29th is being appealed.

Authorities have NOT said to what prison Walker will report.

The charges against Walker include illegally profiting from advertisers of his Augusta newspaper, defrauding campaign contributors and illegally doing business with the state through two public hospitals.

He also was charged with walking away with more than 400-thousand dollars from a charity football game.

Once one of the most powerful legislators in Georgia, the Democrat was convicted in June of 127 of 137 crimes and immediately stripped of the state Senate seat he had just regained.


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