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Georgia: state senator convicted

The Augusta Chronicle reports: A federal jury has convicted state Sen. Charles Walker on 127 of 137 criminal counts including mail fraud and conspiracy. ...

Mr. Walker was indicted on 137 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud and filing false tax returns. ...

In the 66-page document, Mr. Walker was accused of running five alleged schemes that bilked advertisers of his weekly newspaper, the Augusta Focus, of defrauding two public hospitals, of dipping into his campaign funds for personal reasons and of stealing from the CSRA Classic charity event he co-founded in 1993. -- Latest News: Charles Walker found guilty on nearly all counts 06/03/05