The AJC reports that Charles Walker was sentenced earlier today to 10+ years in prison and ordered to pay fines and restitution. The judge said he wanted to send a message to other politicians who might be tempted to engage in similar activities.
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.