Judge postpones ex-NFL player’s sentencing for fraud
Published: February 21,2012
Tags: athletes, athletics, courts, fraud, investing, investments, investors, judge, judicial, judiciary, professional athletes, professional sports, scam, scheme, sentencing, tax evasion, taxes, wire fraud
MADISON — A federal judge has put off a former NFL player’s sentencing to give prosecutors time to notify possible fraud victims in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Arizona.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that the amount of Jeffrey Walker’s restitution payment will depend on the number of victims.
Sentencing had been scheduled for last Friday. Federal assistant public defender George Lucas opposed the delay, saying Walker has been waiting months to be sentenced.
Walker pleaded guilty in October to wire fraud and tax evasion involving a planned resort. Prosecutors said he used investors’ money for personal items including a luxury van and a boat.
Walker, formerly of Madison, now lives in Franklin, Tenn.
He was drafted in 1986 by the San Diego Chargers in 1986 and also played with the New Orleans Saints.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- WILLOUGHBY: Mayo Flynt leads AT&T Mississippi by enjoying both work and workers
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Gary Herring building tomorrow by educating today
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring