Judge: Former St. Tammany DA, son can remain free during corruption conviction appeals

NEW ORLEANS – Walter Reed and his son will be allowed to remain free on bail while they appeal convictions on multiple counts of corruption, a judge ruled Thursday.

According to The Advocate, U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon wrote in an eight-page ruling that the Reeds have raised a substantial question of law that might result in their convictions being tossed out.

A jury convicted Reed in May on 18 counts ranging from conspiracy to fraud for, among other things, using campaign contributions for personal use. They found his son, Steven, guilty on three counts against him.

In October, the Reeds argued before a federal judge after motions were filed for acquittal or a new trial in the case to try to get their convictions thrown out.

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