Walker wants sentence set aside

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Former state Sen. Charles Walker is challenging his federal conviction and prison term.

This time Mr. Walker is representing himself in a request to vacate his sentence.

In a court filing earlier this week, Mr. Walker alleges a vast conspiracy involving Republican opponents and others led to what he deems a bogus prosecution, and his 2005 conviction and 10-year prison sentence.

Mr. Walker, who served in the state House and Senate for two decades, was convicted of 127 felony counts of conspiracy, mail fraud and filing a false tax return for his charity football event, the CSRA Classic.

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mad_max
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mad_max 03/18/09 - 01:55 pm
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Ha Ha Ha. Oh yeh. George Bush

Ha Ha Ha. Oh yeh. George Bush and the Republicans are to blame for catching and prosecuting him for 127 felony counts. This old blow hard crook should have been in jail a long time ago. Hey Charles, now you know "what's in it for the big dog". For the money you have stolen from the taxpayer I hope you never get out of jail. Vast conspiracy my rear end. The only vast conspiracy was your entire career of using your political power to line your pockets with money. Hey Big Dog, can you hear us now? STAY IN JAIL !!!

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/18/09 - 01:55 pm
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yeah...good luck with all

yeah...good luck with all that Charlie.

Layman101
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Layman101 03/18/09 - 02:08 pm
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boo hoo hoo:( Maybe he can

boo hoo hoo:( Maybe he can get Obama to pardon him for his past transgressions. This situation brings to mind and old saying "Do the crime, do the time"

double_standard
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double_standard 03/18/09 - 02:16 pm
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The funny part of this story

The funny part of this story is Charles Walker got more felony counts than Bernie Madoff.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/18/09 - 02:21 pm
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By representing himself,

By representing himself, he'll at least save some money compared with his earlier failed appeals. But you know what they say about people who represent themselves.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 03/18/09 - 02:26 pm
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Double standard thanks for

Double standard thanks for sying what these HYPOCRITES will not.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/18/09 - 02:34 pm
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Gee, if the courts supported

Gee, if the courts supported his conviction on previous appeals, and he was represented by attorneys he hired snd had confidence in, does he think he will be able to do any beter representing himself? I hear sounds of laughter from all over!

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Craig Spinks 03/18/09 - 02:52 pm
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Why isn't Roy Barnes

Why isn't Roy Barnes representing our state senate's former majority leader? Did Mr. Walker think he could get away with the same misdeeds that predecessors in his state senate seat had committed? Had Charles forgotten that Gene Holley had gotten burned for his acts? Did he just see that Tom Allgood hadn't experienced any negative legal or political consequences for his enriching himself through state governmental health reimbursements? Oh, what Good the man from rural Burke County might have done for his adopted hometown!

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/18/09 - 02:55 pm
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Layman101 - don't think the

Layman101 - don't think the Obama comment is so far fetched.

MtnMan
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MtnMan 03/18/09 - 03:05 pm
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LAYMAN 101 What does

LAYMAN 101 What does President Obama have to with helpingCharles?? Sounds like another racist staement to me.

So.go ahead and say what you mean...what has Obama got to do with Charles and his problems??? haha??

I too hope he never gets out of prison that dirty dog!

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 03/18/09 - 03:09 pm
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Can you say MORON ?

Can you say MORON ?

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 03/18/09 - 03:20 pm
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Just like George did Libby?

Just like George did Libby?

stampman79
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stampman79 03/18/09 - 03:45 pm
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This guy is pathetic. But

This guy is pathetic. But he'll probably be pardoned by Obama eventually.

being real30909
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being real30909 03/18/09 - 04:04 pm
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He hasnt did anything that

He hasnt did anything that them Republicans have not done.Heck they probably showed him AND pAVED THE WAY FOR HIM TO DO SO.And so far as Obama pardoning him,just except the fact that we now have a African American President of the U.S.A and get over it.RACIST IDIOTS!!!! YOU GUYS WILL TRY ANYTHING.ITS 2009 JUST ACCEPT IT AND KEEP IT MOVING.SMOOCHES...

rufus
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rufus 03/18/09 - 04:08 pm
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He has did it. No what's eye

He has did it. No what's eye be sayin?

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 03/18/09 - 04:11 pm
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Many years ago, I was talking

Many years ago, I was talking to a nice, elderly, very professional-looking black lady, and, after seeing Charles Walker on TV (this was long before his legal problems), she muttered what a "lying dog" he was. I asked her if that's just the way she felt or if she knew something. She admitted that she used to work for him as his personal assistant for many years. She said she knew where all his money came from and where it went to. She said that after seeing his dealings getting shadier and more corrupt, she decided that the best thing for her was to quit before she got in so deep that she would get into trouble along with him. In fact, she said that she wouldn't put it past Walker to implicate her if he were to get into trouble...making her the scapegoat so he could get off free. As all this stuff went on with Walker, I thought of that lady often and was glad that she was smart enough to get out when she did!

irishgent
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irishgent 03/18/09 - 04:19 pm
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do the crime,do the time in a

do the crime,do the time in a few years you will be fine.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 03/18/09 - 04:32 pm
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lets see he claims a vast

lets see he claims a vast right wing conspiracy but he signed his income tax returns with the knowledge they were not accurate....yeah right conspiracy my eye

bone
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bone 03/18/09 - 06:57 pm
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i love my half-white

i love my half-white president. hopefully, he'll show restraint and avoid becoming entangled in walker's web of garbage.

ColCo
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ColCo 03/18/09 - 07:57 pm
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Maybe Federal Judge Randy

Maybe Federal Judge Randy Hall will get to hear the appeal!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/18/09 - 08:44 pm
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Walker is locked up with

Walker is locked up with nothing to do. He's supposed to try everything he can to get out early. Up to his last week in prison, it's his duty to have his sentence reduced. He's supposed to make up any story, "prove" any "fact" or take whatever steps necessary to get out a day earlier than he would otherwise. Ya'll leave this man alone. (I kind of like watching a rat scratch at the inside of his terrarium.)

apex24
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apex24 03/18/09 - 09:07 pm
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He stole from his on people

He stole from his on people and they still think he's their savior. How can you have a scholarship fund set up for under privledge black kids and take in $500k and only give $15k to the fund. Do any of you black people care what this man does to all of you.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 03/18/09 - 09:20 pm
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The funny part of this story

The funny part of this story is Charles Walker got more felony counts than Bernie Madoff.
Posted by double_standard on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:16 PM Bernie Madoff will die in prison. Charles Walker may not. Madoff's actions do not nullify Walker's. Didn't your mama ever teach you "Just because Johnny jumps off the Empire State Building does not make it right for you to do so"? Apparently many Americans never learned a thing from their parent.

Lp_J
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Lp_J 03/18/09 - 11:01 pm
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hope he gets out soon his

hope he gets out soon his only crime was getting caught

wereit
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wereit 03/18/09 - 11:14 pm
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He and Larke should be cell

He and Larke should be cell mates!

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KSL 03/19/09 - 12:50 am
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Lp, his only crime was

Lp, his only crime was getting caught? So it's okay to do the crime, just don't be stupid enough to get caught? I love your morality and ethics and sense of doing the right thing. NOT.

Eaglewing
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Eaglewing 03/19/09 - 01:43 am
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Charles Walker was found

Charles Walker was found guilty and is doing his time. The appeals process is part of the Law, it is his right to appeal and the right of the legal system to deny the appeal. Of course, the tax payer is still paying for Charles Walker. He will probably charge his legal fees to the state.

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