Ex-La. Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Racketeering

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 9:47 PM EDT) -- A federal jury on Monday reportedly found a former Louisiana lawmaker guilty of one count of racketeering in connection with political operative Mose Jefferson's alleged misuse of more than $1 million in federal and state grant money.

Renee Gill Pratt, 56, could face up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in October, according to the Associated Press.

Gill Pratt, who served as a state representative from 1991 to 2002 and as a New Orleans councilwoman from 2002 to 2006, was brought up on...
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