The former mayor of Opelousas is avoiding jail time and will instead serve two years probation after being found guilty of malfeasance in office, theft, forgery and filing false records back in September.
Since Tatum is now a convicted felon, he is ineligible to run for public office until five years after he completes his sentence.
Former Mayor of Opelousas, Reggie Tatum, avoids jail time and will only receive two years probation. In September Tatum was found guilty on the following charges:
- One count of malfeasance in office
- Four counts of forgery
- Four counts of filing false records
- One count of theft
Today Tatum was sentenced to two years probation.
News15’s Phillip Boudreaux will have the full report later this evening.