- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A coastal Georgia man who was arrested in a drug and gun sting operation will serve a shorter prison term because of an affair between officials who investigated him.

The Florida Times-Union reports (https://bit.ly/1E9H17y ) 30-year-old Jason Christopher Walker pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling a sawed off shotgun rather than being retried on five firearms charges that resulted in an 18-year and five month sentence.

After Judge Lisa Godbey Wood was told of a relationship between the Assistant U.S. Attorney and the ATF agent who did the investigation, she ordered a review of the cases they collaborated on.

Walker has been in jail since 2010. He’ll get credit for time served and Judge Wood told him that the maximum sentence she could impose for the weapon charge is 10 years.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com


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