Rolling Fork Mayor Indicted for Fraud

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.

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Comments

Turtleread 7 months, 3 weeks ago

A $1000 seems awfully small potatoes for the Federal government who gets ripped off millions and billions by just one bank in these mortgage schemes at few years ago, and did we see any "perp walks" of those New York City bankers?

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Knowledge06 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Turtleread I agee. It doesn't make sense. There has to be more to the story

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