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Ex-Chelsea housing chief Michael McLaughlin seeks sentence reduction

Michael E. McLaughlin, the disgraced former head of the Chelsea Housing Authority, is seeking a reduction of his three-year federal prison term for repeatedly lying about his income to government regulators.

His lawyer, Thomas M. Hoopes, filed a one-sentence notice of appeal on Friday “from the judgment and sentence entered” in July in US District Court in Boston. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, also in Boston, will consider the appeal.

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