News and Press Releases

FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES SENTENCED TO 60 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss - William Walker, 69, of Ocean Springs, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit federal program fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $572,689.14 and a $125,000 fine.


Walker pled guilty on March 10, 2014, to conspiring with his son, Scott Walker, to divert federal grant monies in a scheme that resulted in the federal grant monies being used to unlawfully purchase Scott Walker’s personal property in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office. Criminal Division Chief John Dowdy, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Rushing and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Golden prosecuted the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

###

Return to Top

Disaster Fraud Hotline

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at:

(866) 720-5721

You can also fax information to:

(225) 334-4707

or e-mail it to:

disaster@leo.gov


Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

What Makes Schools Safer? Using science to discover what works. Federal funding available. Visit NIJ.gov, keywords: 'comprehensive school safety intiative'