Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Dec. 14, 2012, 3:27pm

After pleading guilty for failing to pay federal income taxes, Beaumont electrician Calvin Gary Walker was sentenced to five years of probation by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

Following the original FBI investigation of overbilling and the submission of altered documents to the Beaumont Independent School District, an IRS investigation found that in 2009 Walker did not report more than $1.5 million from BISD, which was for the payment of materials and labor.

According to the Department of Justice press release, BISD paid $1,592,839.10 for the electrical wiring of two temporary campuses to the electrician. The School District’s records contain copies of bills of materials and copies of checks from Walker’s bank payable to his wholesalers.

During the investigation, Walker admitted one invoice for $382,975.82 provided to BISD was a quote and was altered to reflect it was an invoice. The records also contained additional altered documents from the same electrical supplier matching invoices supplied by Walker for materials in other projects.

In addition to 60 months of probation, Judge Clark ordered Walker to pay $661,282.00 in restitution.

The sentencing occurred on Dec. 12.

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