Duke Cunningham has pled guilty, and it’s a sure sign, for the moonbats, that all Republicans are corrupt. Well, I’ll see your Republican and raise you two Democrats.
A federal judge Tuesday sentenced former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker to more than 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay a $150,000 fine and $698,000 in restitution. The Augusta Democrat received 121 months in prison, and his companies were fined $70,000 in the fraud and theft case. He and the companies also were ordered to pay $80,000 in court fees.
U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen said he wanted to “send a message to other would-be corrupt politicians.”
Walker stole at least $425,000 from a charity he created and bilked newspaper advertisers out of another $200,000, according to a sentencing report being used to help determine how much time he would serve in prison.
Walker was convicted June 3 of stealing from the charity he set up, of bilking his newspaper’s advertisers by inflating circulation numbers, of strong-arming Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital into using his personnel services business, and of misrepresenting his ownership in companies doing business with the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
An Enfield man convicted on a forgery charge last summer after embezzling more than $20,000 from the Caucus of Connecticut Democrats has agreed to pay a $4,000 civil penalty levied by the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
Terry M. Kelliher, the former treasurer of the New Haven-based or-ganization of liberal Democrats, also agreed to pay $3,145 in restitution to a related political action committee and not to serve as a treasurer or solicitor for any campaign or political committee, or to hold a credit or debit card issued by one, for the next four years.