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Ex-NFL player going to jail for defrauding investors

JACKSON — Former NFL football player Jeffrey Walker is going to prison for defrauding investors in four states of more than $2 million in what prosecutors say was a land development scheme involving property in China. A federal judge sentenced Walker to 45 months for wire fraud and 36 months for tax evasion. The sentences will run at the same ...

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Lawyer reports McAllister, Nissan reach settlement

JACKSON — A lawyer for Deuce McAllister says a deal has been reached with Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. in a federal lawsuit over the former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints running back’s failed Mississippi car dealership. Attorney Joe Roberts tells The Associated Press the settlement has been submitted to the court for approval. He says confidentiality agreements prevent him ...

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Judge postpones ex-NFL player's sentencing for 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 ...

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Judge sets deadline in McAllister-Nissan lawsuit

JACKSON — A federal judge has set a deadline for settlement negotiations in a lawsuit between Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. and Deuce McAllister related to a car dealership the former New Orleans Saints star owned in Mississippi. U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson set a telephone conference for Jan. 5 and said discovery will resume immediately if a settlement hasn’t ...

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Ex-NFL player pleads guilty to business scam

JACKSON — A former National Football League player and Mississippi businessman has admitted to using investors’ money for a planned resort area in China and to buy himself a luxury van, a boat and other items. The Clarion-Ledger reports 48-year-old Jeffrey L. Walker, formerly of Madison, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to wire fraud and tax evasion. Last ...

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