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Senator Charles Walker was the first African American appointed as Georgia’s Senate Majority Leader. Walker, an Augusta native was formerly said to be one of Georgia’s most powerful politicians before losing his seat in the senate due to felony offenses. In June of 2004, Charles Walker was indicted by a federal grand jury on 137 counts of tax evasion, mail fraud, and other conspiracy charges. On November 29, 2005, after a 12-day trial Walker was convicted of 127 of the accused charges. Walker was sentenced to 121 months in prison with 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a fine of $150,000.
Many Americans stand by the federal governments verdicts against him. Regardless of how big or small your impact is to American communities, no one should feel as though they are above following the law. Walker was given a fair trial in front of a jury to invalidate the claims made against him. The federal government was able to acquit him of 10 of his charges including personal tax fraud and multiple accounts of mail fraud. This goes to show how the federal government will thoroughly evaluate claims before coming down on a conviction. Due to good behavior, Walker was released from custody after only 8 years of incarceration. U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen signed a document authorizing Walker’s early release, stating …show more content…
Third party politics address issues that are minute compared to dominant parties’ radical approach. In example, the Socialist party is responsible for increased popularity for the women’s suffrage movement. Third party candidates usually have a strong standpoint on a singular issue (i.e. suffrage, child labor laws) that goes unaddressed by the dominant parties. This is great for raising awareness but causes third party politicians to have an insignificant stance on major political

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