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Former Biloxi Mayor brought to halfway house

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Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat was released from federal prison in Oakdale, LA, Tuesday and brought to a halfway house in Hattiesburg.

Halat was in the low security prison for the past 15 years after being found guilty on four charges:  conspiracy to commit racketeering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. 

Prosecutors said Halat’s law office helped funnel money for a lonely hearts club scam run by Louisiana inmates. 

In the 1997 case, prosecutors alleged that the scam led to the murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. Halat was found not guilty of charges that he conspired in the murders.

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