Judge sentences Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker to 30 days in jail

A chancery court judge has sent Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker to jail for 30 days during a hearing involving Walker’s parents today.

According to our media partner, The Sun Herald, Judge Neil Harris grew weary of what he called Scott Walker’s “rants” while he was on the witness stand.

Walker allegedly interrupted the judge while on the witness stand more than once and was threatened with a contempt citation.

Reportedly, Walker also used cuss words in the courtroom, which word had gotten back to the judge, who then found Walker in criminal contempt of court and sentenced him to 30 days in jail plus a $100 fine.

Both Bill and Scott Walker were convicted in 2014 of defrauding the federal government while Bill Walker worked as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

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