Facebook post suggests Scott Walker released from prison

Facebook post suggests Scott Walker released from prison

PENSACOLA, FL (WLOX) - What started as a buzz on social media that Scott Walker is out of prison has now been at least partially confirmed. Officials at the Pensacola Federal Prison Camp in Florida tell WLOX News Now that Walker is no longer being housed there.

Walker made headlines when he was linked to, and eventually pleaded guilty to a fraud and conspiracy scandal involving the Department of Marine Resources.

The profile picture on Walker's Facebook page was changed just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. The picture shows Walker and his wife, Trinity, seated in a car smiling. The picture has been liked more than 100 times, and many people have commented on the post showing support.

Walker's 18-month sentence was handed down in July of 2014.  He pleaded guilty in February of 2014 to charges stemming from a scheme to sell land he owned with his father to the state through the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain.

His father, Dr. Bill Walker, was the former executive director of DMR and has already been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the corruption case.

Scott Walker also admitted to working with former D'Iberville City Manager Michael Janus to defraud the city out of $180,000.

Scott Walker was scheduled to be released from prison on March 21, but was eligible for early release if he proved to be a model prisoner.

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