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Jim Mustain /New Orleans Advocate

Nearly three years after a jury found her guilty of helping to loot a string of sham charities, former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt is finally about to see the inside of a prison cell.

U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ordered her to surrender to authorities on June 30 after having allowed her to remain free on appeal since her 2011 conviction on a racketeering charge.

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