NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Closing arguments could begin this morning in the corruption trial of former north shore district attorney Walter Reed.
Following closing arguments, the jury could receive the case before noon. The trial is entering its third week.
Prosecutors say Reed spent thousands of dollars of campaign money on personal items, including a $4,700 prime rib dinner for a minister, and an ad in a church magazine to advertise his personal attorney services.
Reed is also accused of using thousands of dollars of campaign money to buy flowers and meals for his ex-wife and girlfriends.
Prosecutors also say that Reed gave some of that campaign money to his son Steven Reed, who is also facing charges in this case.