New Orleans, La. - Former New Orleans tax assessor Betty Jefferson has died, according to a family spokesperson.
She died Sunday night at the age of 74.
Betty Jefferson and her daughter pleaded guilty in federal court.
They admitted to using various political offices and non-profits to steal hundreds of thousands of tax dollars and used it for their personal use over a seven year period.
Their pleas in federal court was another key point in the crumbling of the once powerful political Jefferson family.