Walter Reed now in prison

Walter Reed reported to federal prison shortly before noon last Friday to begin serving his sentence on corruption convictions. Reed served for 30 years as the district attorney for Washington and St. Tammany parishes. In 2016 he was convicted of 18 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, making false statements on his federal income tax returns, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to launder money in a case that was mainly directed aty how he spent campaign money. He was also convicted of personally taking payments from St. Tammany Parish Hospital that were intended for the District Attorney’s office. Following his 2016 conviction, he was allowed to remain free on bond while his attorney appealed. When the appeals process did not produce hopeful results for Reed, he was ordered to begin serving his four-year sentence. He was ordered to report to prison on April 1 of this year, but he received extensions because he has prostate cancer. He had sought to have his prison sentence posponed until June 17 due to his medical condition, but the judge declined, ordering Reed to report this past Friday. Reed is now an inmate at the federal prison at Morgantown, West Virginia. It is a minimum security facility on the south side of Morgantown, nestled in the mountains of West Virginia.