Hughes pleads guilty; must resign council seat

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                                                    Staff Writer

Ward Five City Councilman Joshua Hughes pleaded guilty Thursday morning to one felony count and will resign from his position immediately.

Hughes, accompanied by this attorney Rhea Tannehill, changed his not guilty plea to guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime before Fifth Circuit Judge George Mitchell Jr.

Hughes was sentenced to a suspended five year sentence and one year of unsupervised probation.  Mitchell informed Hughes he would have to resign from his city councilman’s seat immediately.

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