Disgraced DA Water Reed and son fight to have convictions overturned
Former North Shore District Attorney Water Reed and his son, Steven, attempted to get their corruption convictions overturned Tuesday.
According to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Walter Reed's attorney told the appeals court panel that "federal prosecutors took state campaign laws and made a criminal case out of it."
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jordan Ginsberg argued the pair committed a "classic federal crime," and that "Walter Reed and Steven Reed took money that didn't belong to them."
Last April, a judge sentenced Walter Reed to 48 months in prison.
Steven was convicted of one count of conspiracy wire fraud and money laundering, but was not sentenced to serve prison time.