Reed sentence delayed again

Published 4:06 am Friday, March 31, 2017

Former District Attorney Walter Reed’s sentencing was delayed once again Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the scheduled Thursday, March 30, hearing.
U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon rescheduled the New Orleans court hearing for Wednesday, April 5 at 9 a.m., according to a court filing.
According to a story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Fallon delayed the sentencing to allow all parties more time to prepare for the proceedings.
Reed was convicted in a political corruption case that was completed in May 2016.
He was found guilty on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and making false statements on his tax returns.
Reed’s son Steven was convicted in the same trial of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
Reed was originally scheduled for sentencing in September 2016, but that date has been delayed five times since then. He faces a potential prison sentence of five years or longer.
Reed had served as district attorney for Washington and St. Tammany parishes for 30 years, before choosing not to seek re-election in 2014. At that time, allegations concerning his alleged political corruption were beginning to become more prevalent.