Former St. Tammany DA convicted in conspiracy case
NEW ORLEANS- Former St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed has been convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and making false statements on his tax returns.
A federal court jury of six men and six women deliberated for about 4 1/2 hours Monday before returning guilty verdicts on 18 of 19 counts.
U.S. Judge Eldon Fallon set sentencing for Sept. 15.
The jury also returned guilty verdicts against Reed's son, Steven Reed, on one count each of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
The government accused Walter Reed of illegally spending more than $100,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including paying for expensive meals for family and friends.
The government says Reed also gave his son campaign money disguised as legitimate campaign expenses.