Man charged with fraud in film tax credit scheme

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A former Baton Rouge man has been accused of selling film tax credits that he didn't own.

According to the bill of information, Gregory Martin Walker, 46, claimed he owned tax credits for various film productions, including Universal Soldier IV, El Gringo, Mama I Want to Sing, and Transit.  

He is accused of forging signatures on tax credit purchase agreements, then selling the fraudulent tax credits to investors for almost $1 million.

Officials say the scheme started in August 2011 and continued through January 2013.

If convicted, Walker faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution of $971,418.

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