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Prosecution rests in Walter Reed trial; testimony over for today

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The prosecution rested Tuesday after calling witnesses in the corruption trial of former St.Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. The defense will begin presenting its case Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

On the witness stand this morning a Little Rock, Arkansas pastor who testified about Reed picking up the tab for a $4,700 prime rib dinner.

Pastor Joel Holmes testified Reed also bought an advertisement in their Pentecostal magazine soliciting legal work.

Also on the stand today, Reed law associate Michael Sistrunk, who testified about Reed and their firm earning $400,000 from an accident lawsuit.

Sistrunk also testified about the firm reimbursing Reed for a $2,600 steak dinner for a group of ministers and their wives.

Reed said he had gotten 'a good case' from the group according to Sistrunk.

He said such a reimbursement had never been given to any other associate.

Prosecutors say Reed had already paid the bill through his campaign fund.

Reed separated from the McRainie Sistrunk firm in 2014.

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