JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses.
A Sharkey County grand jury charged Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge "Butch" Walker in two separate indictments Monday, each containing two counts.
He did not immediately respond to phone messages on Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear if he has a lawyer.
The indictments say Walker sent two fraudulent $500 invoices related to two properties to Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, which was issuing grants to rehabilitate houses.
He was doing business as Walker Construction
Walker served as mayor in the past, but was unseated in 2009. He was elected again in June.