Crime

Scott Walker scheduled for Monday release from halfway house

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD 
 Scott Walker, right, his wife, Trinity and father, Bill, center, leave the Dan M. Russell Jr. federal courthouse in Gulfport after Scott and Bill's initial appearance Nov. 8, 2013, on public corruption charges.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Scott Walker, right, his wife, Trinity and father, Bill, center, leave the Dan M. Russell Jr. federal courthouse in Gulfport after Scott and Bill's initial appearance Nov. 8, 2013, on public corruption charges. SUN HERALD

Federal prison records show it's time for Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker's release from a halfway house in completion of his sentences for public corruption convictions.

Monday is the day listed as his release, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

He had been a business consultant and an Ocean Springs mayoral candidate.

Walker was sentenced July 23, 2014, for convictions on fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government.

The charges, in part, involved federal money given to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources for the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, which then used the money to buy a waterfront lot Scott Walker owned.

Scott Walker and former D'Iberville City Manager Michael Janus also each pleaded guilty to fraud involving an unearned $180,000 finder's fee Janus secured for Walker. Half the money was deposited into the account of a business the two men owned. Janus has completed his 21-month sentence.

Walker completed his prison term Jan. 19 and has been serving the remainder of his time at a federal halfway house at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., prison records show.

SunHerald.com will update this news report.

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