Former Town of Jonesboro mayor Leslie Thompson’s 2013 conviction on malfeasance in office has been upheld by the Louisiana Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. However, the ruling, released earlier this afternoon, said that:
Although all of the sentences imposed are within statutory bounds and individually are not excessive, the six-year imprisonment resulting from consecutive Counts I and II, the five-year post-incarceration probationary period for Count III and the restitution of $51,792.81 together create an excessive sentence.
For the foregoing reasons, the convictions of Defendant, Leslie C. Thompson, are affirmed. His sentences are vacated, and the matter is remanded to the trial court for resentencing consistent with this opinion.
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