Scott Walker wants to be reassigned to a halfway house or home confinement for the rest of his 18-month prison sentence in a public corruption case.
Walker’s attorney, Arthur Madden, filed a motion Friday that asks U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starret to recommend the reassignment.
Walker’s motion says he needs specialized treatment for a broken back he suffered while he was a passenger in a small airplane that in 2011 crashed on takeoff from the Ocean Springs Airport. In addition, Walker says the move would allow him to find work so he can pay restitution in his case. He owes $390,000.
Walker and his father, Bill Walker, former director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, pleaded guilty to conspiring in 2011 to defraud the federal government.