After two hours of deliberation, a jury found former councilwoman and State Rep. Renee Gill Pratt guilty of one count of conspiring to violate the RICO Act.
The two and a half week trial wrapped up Monday at Federal Court after the judge declared a mistrial in the first case against Gill Pratt in February 2011 when the jury could not agree on a verdict after 30 hours of deliberations.
Both the defense and prosecution teams used the full one hour and 15 minutes they were allotted for their final statements on Monday.
Gill Pratt remained unemotional as the jury read the verdict before the courtroom. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for one count of conspiracy.
Gill Pratt is the final member of the once powerful group which includes former Congressman William Jefferson, his late brother Mose Jefferson, his sister Betty Jefferson and her daughter Angela Coleman all indicted on similar charges for involvement in post- Hurricane Katrina money laundering.
Gill Pratt will be sentenced in 60 days.