Murphy Painter home, still awaits trial
POSTED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 6:45pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 6:49pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBc33) — The former commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is back home tonight after he was released on his own recognizance by a federal judge this morning.
Murphy Painter, 59, was indicted on a list of charges last month, including computer fraud, making false statements and aggravated identity theft.
Before being released, Painter gave up his passport and was forced to get rid of a gun collection he had at home.
Painter could face a maximum of 82 years in prison and fines up to more than $12 million if he's convicted.