Former state Sen. Charles Walker has paid restitution, court says

Former state Sen. Charles Walker, of Augusta, has paid his full restitution to the U.S. District Court, officials confirmed today.

Mr. Walker paid $775,281.15 to the registry of the court on July 3, according to court documents, an amount that will go to his fraud victims.

Mr. Walker, at one time one of the most powerful political figures in Georgia, was convicted in 2005 of mail fraud, tax crimes and conspiracy.

Federal prosecutors convinced a jury that Mr. Walker defrauded his newspaper advertisers, two Georgia hospitals, his campaign contributors and those who donated money to the charity he co-founded, the CSRA Classic.

He is currently serving a 121-month sentence for his crimes.

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