Former Louisiana Dem Party Chair Gets 22 Months For Wire Fraud

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At a glance

  • Former Louisiana State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson was in federal court Wednesday for sentencing on a federal wire fraud charge. A judge sentenced Peterson to 22 months in jail.
  • Peterson was accompanied by her husband and sister when she entered court.
  • Peterson pleaded guilty to the charge back in August and has since been disbarred.
  • She also is accused of misappropriating funds while chair of a state political party. Peterson was chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party for over seven years.

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