Former Northshore DA sentencing pushed back
NEW ORLEANS - The federal sentencing of former Northshore prosecutor Walter Reed and his son, Steven, has been pushed back from Dec. 8 to Feb. 16.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon moved the date Friday at the request of the Reeds' attorneys. Fallon's order also moved a scheduled forfeiture hearing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 8.
The U.S. Attorney's Office did not oppose the postponements.
Walter Reed served as district attorney for St. Tammany and Washington parishes for 30 years before opting not to seek re-election in fall 2014. He was convicted on 18 corruption charges after an 11-day trial.
Steven Reed was found guilty on three charges.
The Reeds' attorneys have asked Fallon for acquittals or new trials, and Fallon took the requests under study.