According to Brett Larson's article published in the Mille Lacs Messenger, the original sentence of 18 months in state prison has been whittled down to a mere 60 days in jail with 5 years of supervised probation.
"They seem to like what I do," said Carter in 2007, referring to the Onamia City Council, when citizens questioned him about his qualifications as zoning administrator. He admitted he had no qualifications or training, but was still given authority to mis-classify the sex offender facility as R2 Residential (instead of commercial or institutional) as well as spot zone the building site as R2 - all with the blessing of Onamia City Council members Mayor Larry Milton, Bob Mickus, Bill Hill, Jerome Kryzer, and Mark Loch. Milton, now deceased, was himself father to Sheldon Myron Milton, also a registered predatory sex offender. (See Predatory offender fails to register, Mille Lacs Messenger, March 8, 2011.)