Murphy Painter home, still awaits trial

Murphy Painter home, still awaits trial

POSTED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 5:49pm

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.


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