Daniel Walker
American politician, fraudster
Daniel Walker
Daniel Walker was a lawyer, businessman, and Democratic politician from Illinois. He was the 36th Governor of Illinois from 1973 to 1977.
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Bassetlaw League round-up: Weather halts Hosiery Mills’ solid start
Dispatch - almost 2 years
Mansfield Hosiery Mills’ solid start upon their return to the Bassetlaw & District League Championship was stifled this week by being involved in the only game where play was not possible due to bad weather. They added six points to their existing total along with opponents Worksop. North Wheatley with Leverton took a full 20 points in their home game against Notts and Arnold Amateur. Both sides were all out, however Wheatley’s first innings total of 154 was precisely double that of the 77 gained by the visitors, who were able to take four points only for bowing their hosts out. Two strong bowling performances by Papplewick and Linby saw Richard Hodgkinson take 4-10, and Charlie Blatherwick an economical 3-12 with Anston bowled out for a total of 96. Papplewick and Linby continued their fine form by taking a full 20 points by offering a reply of 99-1, this total was secured by Alex Lloyd’s knock of 39 not out and Justin Braithwaite’s score of 38 providing the only wicket for ...
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Rain ruins Bassetaw programme
Dispatch - almost 2 years
Saturday’s Bassetlaw & District League Championship games were all curtailed by the elements with all matches ending in rain-affected draws. The game between Anston and Mansfield Hosiery Mills at Ryton Road was typical of the division where bonus points became the focus. The match fell foul of the weather after 36 overs with both sides gaining points each. When play did occur, Mansfield Hosiery Mills were restricted to 143-6 with Anston’s reliable overseas player Amila Perera taking 4-23. Mansfield Hosiery Mills replied through Kamal Manek, who scored 47, and Tom New continued his fine form from last week, making 42. Hosiery Mills gained their first and only bonus point, in total they took seven points. Anston’s tight bowling ensured they achieved two bonus points to take eight valuable points. At Clipstone a similar scenario unfolded as it became a match where bonus points became the priority for both teams. With 38 overs bowled by Clipstone, Glapwell made 195-2 with fine ...
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Joaquín Aviñó and Daniel Walker
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Both men are vice presidents at American Express.
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United Bancshares Inc/oh (UBOH): $ 16,609 of stock bought by Schutt Daniel Walter
MMD Newswire - almost 5 years
May 2, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- Schutt Daniel Walter purchased 1,896 shares of United Bancshares Inc/oh stock, or $16,609 worth, as noted in an SEC Filing today. As reported in the filing, the transactions occurred on April 30, 2012.
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Row after dogs fight in street
Trader & Guardian - almost 5 years
A ROW between two dog owners led to a Whitwell man damaging his adversary’s van, a court heard. Bad blood between George Nixon and Daniel Walker stemmed from an incident in late January when their dogs clashed in the street. The pair blamed each other for the skirmish and, six weeks later, another confrontation developed, Chesterfield magistrates were told. Fernando Rodrigues, prosecuting, said Mr Walker took a pole from his Citroen Berlingo van and struck Nixon with it. Nixon then punched a van window, which smashed. “They were separated and drove away. No action was taken regarding the assault allegations,” said Mr Rodrigues. Nixon, 40, of Southfield Lane, Whitwell, pleaded guilty to damaging the van on 6th March. He had a previous conviction for damage. Jon Barber, for Nixon, said a dog had emerged from Mr Walker’s property and attacked his dog as he walked past. “Mr Nixon extricated his dog and Mr Walker seemed to take umbrage and blamed him. He later went to Mr Nixon’s hom ...
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Sentences Go Up While Crime Falls, Legal Experts Say
Tickle the Wire - about 5 years
By Danny Fenster ticklethewire.com When Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was convicted on public corruption charges in 2009, he got hit with a  13-year sentence–the highest prison term a Congressman has ever received. Bernie Madoff, the financial scammer who pleaded guilty in New York in 2009 to running a massive Ponzi scheme, was handed a whopping 150-year sentence. And just recently, the ever-chatty former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of public corruption charges, was given 14 years–the harshest sentence an Illinois governor has ever received in a state known for its history of public corruption. In federal courts across the United States, criminal sentences collectively have risen steadily in recent years, all while actual crime levels are falling. “The national data is crystal clear on this,” Harvard Law Professor Ron Sullivan said in a phone interview with ticklethewire.com. “Sentences are getting increasingly harsher even though the crime rate is lower.” Sul ...
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Good Morning, Buffalo - Buffalo News
Google News - over 5 years
Ticketholders can pre-record questions for Penn in a video booth in the theater from noon to 7 pm The next-to-last amphitheater lecture of the season features historian Daniel Walker Howe speaking at 10:45 am on this week's topic, "The Path to the
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FSU?men Cross Country looks to contend - Evening Observer
Google News - over 5 years
3 at Buffalo State's Daniel Walker Invitational ranked No. 10 in the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region preseason poll. "We have our work cut out for us this season," Wilson said, "but there is not doubt in my mind that this crew of runners can really make a
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Institution Season Closes With Week On Civil War - Jamestown Post Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel Walker Howe, another Pulitzer Prize winner, lectures Thursday. Howe serves as Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and professor emeritus of history at UCLA. Howe won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his book, ''What Hath God
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Sports digest - Daily Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Aric Johnson scored in the first half for Fundy, which was followed up by a Fredericton goal from the foot of Daniel Walker. Tim Webb joined regular playing partners Tom Boulter and Paul Rennick in the exclusive hole-in-one club at the Fredericton Golf
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Tinryland earn late draw - The Nationalist
Google News - over 5 years
Midfielder Daniel Walker doubled that advantage with another white flag for the townsmen. But 14-man Tinryland refused to let this game go. They finished strongly with a brace of pointed frees from first-half substitute Paul Broderick
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Marijuana group's deal to be delivered to state - Press Herald
Google News - over 5 years
If approved, the deal will enable Northeast Patients Group to open its first dispensary within a month, according to Daniel Walker, a Portland lawyer who represents the struggling dispensary group. Walker filed documents Aug
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Dispensary board loses one more member - Kennebec Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Benedetti's departure leaves the board with only two known members: chairman Daniel Walker, also the group's counsel; and Paul Sevigny, a Holden pharmacist. Sevigny confirmed Benedetti's departure Monday, but said he wouldn't comment on it
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Making friends: Love On A Leash teams bring smiles - SignOnSanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jane and Bill then moved over to another resident, Daniel Walker, who had been sitting quietly and motionless as the teams visited others around him. As Jane and her big yellow dog came near and she spoke to him, Walker, who is blind, reached out and
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Seven-wicket Pearson in derby win for Ardsley A - Morley Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel Walker claimed 2-23 and Julian Smith 1-12. Smith then made 21 not out and fellow opener Ashley Battye 44 as Ardsley eased to 73-1 in 16 overs. Ardsley A lead by five points from Carlton A after their three-wicket home win over Hunslet Nelson A
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Eat This Now: Mushroom Soup from The Grape in Dallas - D Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Today Daniel Walker takes us to The Grape. He writes about the restaurant's iconic mushroom soup. I know at least three people who got pregnant after eating this soup. Who knows how many of you reading this post were born after your parents shared a
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Our View: Lessons from Illinois - Mankato Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Other Illinois governors who served time include Otto Kerner and Daniel Walker — Kerner for bribery, conspiracy and perjury, and Walker for improprieties involving fraudulent loans he received for his business and yacht. In fact, one of the defense
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Daniel Walker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 84
    In 2007, Southern Illinois University Press released The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story, in which Walker commented on his business and law troubles, saying "I knew this was against regulations, but, like most businessmen, I saw a huge difference between a law and a regulation."
    More Details Hide Details In the book he speaks of his experiences in jail as well as in the political sphere. He also authored The First Hundred Years A.D. 1-100: Failures and Successes of Christianity's Beginning and Thirst for Independence: The San Diego Water Story. He has several other writing projects in the works, including A Government Gone Bad, an Historical Account of the Mob and the Machine, focusing on corrupt politicians and outlaws in Illinois.
    In 2007 he resided in Escondido, California, with his third wife, Lillian.
    More Details Hide Details Currently, he resides in a condominium complex in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.
  • 2006
    Age 83
    Roberta Dowse-Walker died in December 2006 from colon cancer.
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  • 2001
    Age 78
    In January 2001 Walker requested a pardon from outgoing President Bill Clinton, but his request was not granted.
    More Details Hide Details Walker became the second of four Governors of Illinois in the 20th and 21st Century to be convicted on federal criminal charges. The other three were Otto Kerner, Jr., George Ryan, and Rod Blagojevich. However, unlike Kerner, Ryan, and Blagojevich, Walker's crimes were not related to his term as Governor.
  • 1989
    Age 66
    Walker later married Roberta Nelson, who was 14 years his junior, and was divorced in 1989 while he was in prison.
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  • 1987
    Age 64
    In 1987, Walker was charged with bank fraud based on two loans.
    More Details Hide Details A private contractor borrowed $279,000 from First American to build schools. Walker later personally borrowed $45,000 from that individual on a "handshake" basis. Those two loans—constituting "borrowing from a borrower" while serving as a director—were the unlawful "bank fraud" set forth in the formal plea agreement signed by Walker when he pleaded guilty. The agreement was approved by the United States District Court judge handling the case. (USDC ND Ill). Walker was sentenced to four years in prison on this charge. There were two other charges against Walker, one for perjury based on dealings by the Association with his son and the other for filing false financial statements. The first was given a three-year sentence and probation ordered on the second, all sentences to be served consecutively. After Walker had served eighteen months in prison on the bank fraud charge, the trial judge ordered that the former governor be released from prison based on "time served" and placed on probation until the two loans in question were repaid. This order eliminated the two other charges.
    In 1987, he was convicted of a loan impropriety related to the First American Savings & Loan Association of Oak Brook.
    More Details Hide Details Media at the time inaccurately reported he received over a million dollars in fraudulent loans for his business and repairs on his yacht, the Governor's Lady. The actual amount was $45,000. Walker served as director, and a subsidiary of that association made many loans to franchisees of First American to enable building of their centers. All these loans were approved by the Federal and State regulatory agencies to which First American was subject.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 53
    In 1976 Walker was defeated in the Democratic primary, losing to Secretary of State Michael Howlett, the candidate supported by Mayor Daley, by a 54% to 46% margin.
    More Details Hide Details In the general election, Howlett was overwhelmingly defeated by James R. Thompson. In the 1980s, Walker entered the private sector with Butler-Walker, Inc, a chain of self-named quick oil change franchises later bought by Jiffy Lube and a pair of troubled Savings and Loans.
  • 1974
    Age 51
    The enmity between Walker and Mayor Richard J. Daley's political organization was deep. In 1974, Walker supported legislative candidates against Daley allies.
    More Details Hide Details Walker's deputy governor, Victor deGrazia, later said: "... I knew from the beginning that every time Daley looked at Walker, he saw the Church of England and the British suppression of the Irish, and when Dan would look at Daley, he would see the quintessential politician who was only interested in political gain." "We never established anything even approaching a personal rapport. To some degree, this was an obvious and natural result of my independent political activity. But it went deeper ---- much deeper," said Walker. During his tenure, Walker fought constantly with both Republicans and “Daley Machine Democrats” in the legislature. He did obtain passage of the first law requiring disclosure of campaign contributions and issued a series of executive orders prohibiting corrupt practices by state employees.
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 48
    Walker announced his candidacy for Governor of Illinois in 1971 and attracted wide attention by walking across Illinois in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details He narrowly won the Democratic primary by upsetting then-Lt. Governor Paul Simon, who had been endorsed by the Daley Machine. In November, he defeated incumbent Republican Richard B. Ogilvie by a 51% to 49% margin and at one point in the early 1970s had presidential aspirations.
  • 1968
    Age 45
    He rose to prominence as author of Rights in Conflict, his report on the disturbances of the 1968 Democratic Convention, calling some of the police activities a “police riot.”
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 24
    Walker was married in 1947 to Roberta Dowse, a Catholic school teacher from Kenosha, Wisconsin. They had seven children, three boys--Daniel Jr., Charles, and William--and four girls, Kathleen, Julie, Roberta, and Margaret. They were divorced in 1977.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born on August 6, 1922.
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