Former Jonesboro Mayor’s Conviction Upheld, Ordered Resentenced

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.

See here the complete document.

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15 Responses to “Former Jonesboro Mayor’s Conviction Upheld, Ordered Resentenced”

  1. Big foot Says:

    great job reporting detail, praying for Mayo to join Thompson…

  2. SheKnits Says:

    Let him out now; let the People sentence him…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    He is right where he needs to be.

  4. Oldman Says:

    He’s getting off light for the damage he done to Jonesboro.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Jonesboro has done there own damage not him….

      • Oldman Says:

        You must be a thompson supporter,any idiot knows the damage he’s done to the town.We have a Mayor now that can and will be good for Jonesboro. Thompson could have been a good Mayor but he choose not to. Oh well that’s all behind us now.

        • Anonymous Says:

          Oldman you are just a wealth of wise arent you, Nobody is respondsible for anything.

          • Oldman Says:

            Please explain how les lie was not responsible for the damage he did to Jonesboro,please. Are you saying he was just stupid and didn’t know better or what?

      • sunrisesunset Says:

        Anonymous at 8:53, surely you jest in your assessment of Jonesboro. Jonesboro DID NOT cause the mess, but rather ol’ Leslie did. He caused the problems, he created havoc, he lied, he stole, he did not follow due process, but chose to do whatever he desired. He, along with a few of his stoogie councilmen, brought Jonesboro down to the condition it found itself in under his leadership or rather, lack of leadership. Sorta like the POTUS he have now. Say what I want, do what I want, whenever I want mentality. Both of them. Total disregard and disrespect of the law.

  5. YouDon'tSay Says:

    Looks like he finally got his government-provided housing.
    not exactly what he expected, though…

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Don’t see why the amount he took from the town should be reduced. The other should be based on how much of this he pays back. When and if he pays the entire amount back that he took illegally, then and only then should the six-year sentence be reduced. That would take care of the “excessive sentence.”

    • Oldman Says:

      ” I think myself that we have more machinery of Government than is necessary,too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious”
      Thomas Jefferson

  7. Oldman Says:

    Who stands to benefit from les lie being re sentenced,answer this and then all pieces will fall in place.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    It seems to me that the absurdly low restitution amount ought to more than mitigate any perceived unfairness resulting from the rest of the sentencing. Because in just the salary snatch alone he must have taken something approaching a quarter million that didn’t rightly belong to him.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I see his stepson got arrested for ag rape in Ruston

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