November 29, 2011 |
A member of the founding family of Farmers & Merchants Bank has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $2 million from a customer's account. Matthew J. Walker, who managed the bank's Laguna Hills branch, entered the guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford in Santa Ana. Walker's attorney said he squandered the stolen money on a failed investment. Walker, 34, admitted to stealing the money by taking advances from a customer's line of credit during a 16-month period during 2009 and 2010.
June 22, 1989 |
Former Gov. Daniel Walker, who pleaded guilty to taking $1.45 million in fraudulent loans, was free today on a federal judge's order reducing his sentence to the nearly 18 months he served in a federal prison. Walker, 66, whose fraudulent deals included one with his own savings and loan association, was freed Wednesday from the federal prison camp in Duluth, Minn., hours after his lawyer filed a motion seeking early release. Walker, a Democrat, had served nearly 18 months after pleading guilty to fraud charges on Oct. 9, 1987.
August 6, 1987 |
Former Illinois Gov. Daniel Walker pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud and perjury charges stemming in part from improper loans arranged for him from his own savings and loan institution before it went broke. "I have broken the law and pleaded guilty," Walker read from a statement after entering his plea before U.S. District Judge Ann Williams. "I have deep regrets and no excuses."
May 2, 2002 |
Beau Daniels, the setter for Pepperdine's No. 1-ranked men's volleyball team, usually has several options to go to as he directs the Waves' balanced attack. But when a play breaks down or the team is struggling in a match, he can always turn to old-reliable--outside hitter Lance Walker. "We know each other to the point where I know where he's going to be and I can just put the ball up at a certain spot," Daniels said. "I don't have to look for him on the court."
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March 18, 2010 |
Richard Camp was hailed as a hero when he tackled a gunman suspected of trying to rob a Long Beach bank earlier this month. But these days, Camp feels more like a victim. The gunman shot him in the right thigh and his recovery will take months, Camp said. The 39-year-old general contractor said he is unable to work and worries about how to support his wife, Jean, and 3-year-old daughter, Aubrey. He initially thought that Farmers & Merchants Bank would offer him financial help.
October 23, 1996 |
Half a day after a car slammed into a deep ditch and flipped, the victim was found unconscious under a bush by his father. A patrolman first on the scene was hit by a truck. The patrolman was taken to the hospital. The truck driver was charged with drunk driving. But more than two dozen authorities who scoured the area in Blacksburg for Daniel Walker Jr. failed to find him, though he was only 20 feet from the wreckage.