Skip to comments.Mayor Ray Nagin implicated in new document charging Covington businessman
Posted on 06/26/2012 3:51:37 PM PDT by abb
Covington businessman Frank Fradella has been charged in a new bill of information that appears to implicate former Mayor Ray Nagin, who has been under investigation for months by a federal grand jury. Federal prosecutors this afternoon charged Fradella with one count of securities fraud and one count of conspiring to bribe a public official.
The new documents do not name the official -- rather, they call him "Public Official A."
But the official is clearly Nagin; the document describes him as an agent of the city of New Orleans from May 2002 through May 2010. That coincides with Nagin's tenure in office, during which he met frequently with Fradella.
In the documents, Fradella is accused of giving "payoffs," "kickbacks" and "bribes" -- some of them through wire transfers -- to the government official. The bill of information says the official used his office "to benefit the defendant's business" in exchange for those payoffs.
In accepting the payments, the documents say the official deprived New Orleanians of their "intangible right to honest services."
The documents say only that "in excess of $5,000" changed hands -- "but it was more than that," according to Fradella's lawyer, Randy Smith. Smith did not specify how much Fradella paid the official. The bribery conspiracy allegedly began in May 2007 and continued through March 2011.
Asked whether the public official mentioned in the documents was Nagin, Smith declined to answer directly, saying only: "Let's put it this way. He served from May 2002 to May 2010. It's not my right to name him. But if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck."
Smith added: "There's been a lot of press about Mr. Nagin and my client, and some of it certainly will be part of this."
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This ass-clown has had it coming for a long time.
The people of New Orleans deprived themselves of their “intangible right to honest services, when they elected Ray Nagin.
The people of Washington DC did the same when they elected Gray and re-elected Marion Barry to city Council.
They just never learn.
Well I think they already know and just don’t care, they are the same people who vote 95% for Obama.
I got stuck working at a four star hotel in the business district for three months. All expenses paid.
I still couldn’t wait to get out of that dysfunctional hell hole.
Just racists trying to ‘knock down’ another Black man.
ALL Chocolate is bulletproof thanks to guilty, weak, white, liberal cowards.
Nagin corrupt? I am shocked, shocked, I tell ya’.
Have you heard Bernie McGirk (of IMUS fame) do Ray Nagan? Bagdad on the Bayou. Sort of a Snatch-22. He is hilarious. It is on YouTube. Catch it when you get a chance.
“Well I think they already know and just dont care, they are the same people who vote 95% for Obama.”
Anybody who has Black skin and will Eff “with the Man,” gets the Black vote!
Remember when the Blacks “got rid of Adam Clayton Powell in NY because he was a crook who spent most of his time down in Bimini? And then they “replaced” him with the same brand of crook in Charlie Wrangel, the only difference being his choice of the Dominican Republic to do his sunbathing. They both look like “beached whales.”
Maybe they can drive him to prison in one of those school busses he claimed he couldn’t use to evacuate New Orleans because they were not air conditioned!!!!
Do you think Holder will actually let Letten go through on prosecuting Nagin?
And he is a Democrat, image that.