|Edward M Walsh, Jr. courtesy Newsday|
“Today’s verdict once again establishes that no one person is above the law. Edward Walsh abused his position and authority as a political boss to steal from taxpayers in order to fund his personal and political activities. Now he will be held accountable for his actions,” stated United States Attorney Capers. “We and our partners in the FBI will continue to root out government corruption and fraud wherever we find it.”
How much time will he receive in prison? It all depends on the sentencing guideline and what points they hit him with, among other factors. If he would have plead guilty, he would have gotten a three point reduction and certainly face less time. I estimate that he may sit for a few years.
The way newspapers described him as a bully it means that he may have stepped on toes and someone may have ratted him out. When you rise to power, there are a lot jealous people out there who will look for faults to take you down and trust me, we are only human, no one is perfect.
To see what he can expect in prison, go here...http://www.amazon.com/PRISON-expect-Federal-Bureau-Prisons-ebook/dp/B011GTWLOG