Former state Sen. Charles Walker in hospital

Charles Walker

Former state Sen. Charles Walker is recovering from surgery at Georgia Regents Medical Center, Augusta Commissioner Bill Fennoy said he learned Monday.

“I understand that he did have surgery,” said Fennoy, a friend of Walker.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said no information was available on a patient by that name. A woman answering the phone at The Walker Group said no one would be available today to answer questions.

Fennoy confirmed Walker has been commuting to work in Augusta from the Columbia, S.C., transitional center he moved to in December.

Due for release in September, Walker was convicted of 127 felony charges related to various schemes in 2005. He paid more than $1 million in restitution, fines and court fees and served eight years in a federal prison in Estill, S.C.

Fennoy said Walker was expected to make a full recovery, but didn’t know additional details about his condition.

“He’s doing fine,” Fennoy said.

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