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Charles “Skip” Felter Received Less Than 18 Months in Prison

Charles “Skip” Felter Received Less Than 18 Months in Prison

Gaetz friend says lighter sentence deserved for cooperation

Former New Orleans City Council member Charles “Skip” Felter has been given a less than a year sentence for his role in the alleged conspiracy to steal public funds.

Felter received less than 18 months in prison after federal prosecutors recommended he get 18 months.

In a statement released Wednesday, his lawyers said they were pleased with the sentence.

“Mr. Felter received a reasonable sentence while facing relatively few criminal charges and his significant cooperation in other crimes will ensure that the sentence is served without unnecessary complications,” said Steven Fier, Felter’s attorney.

Felter is no longer on the New Orleans City Council following his conviction, but is still a council member in Louisiana’s 6th.

This is not his first brush with government. An indictment has been filed against him in federal court in connection with a scheme in which he used his personal checking account to launder proceeds from bribery and gambling operations to pay personal expenses, such as groceries and the mortgage on his home in Metairie.

Felter’s sentence includes credit for 150 days he already has served, according to his attorney.

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