FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A Hinds County employee has been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Steven Craig Walter, age 51, of Jackson was indicted recently by a Hinds County Grand Jury for two counts of accepting bribes from defendants to fix cases while employed as a clerk at the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office. Walter was arrested on the charges by investigators with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division in August. He was served with the indictment today and turned himself in to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office and released on a $50,000 bond.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years behind bars (10 years on each count).
As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Prosecution of the case will be handled by the Division’s director, Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander.