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Former DMR Director Bill Walker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Fraud

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Director (DMR), Bill Walker, will spend the next five years in prison and will have to pay back a half million dollars in restitution. That sentenced was handed down Monday from a U.S. District Judge Court Judge. In March he plead guilty to aiding his son’s company with DMR money and for funneling money from the department into a private foundation that Walker owned himself.

Walker had been director of the DMR since 2002 and was fired January 2013 while federal and state investigations at the department were underway.

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