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Mayor Ray Nagin implicated in new document charging Covington businessman
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | June 26, 2012 | David Hammer and Gordon Russell,

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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(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chocolatecity; katrina; nagin; neworleans
Looks like the net is about to fall on the "Chocolate City" mayor Ray Nagin.

This ass-clown has had it coming for a long time.

1 posted on 06/26/2012 3:51:49 PM PDT by abb
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The net is definitely closing on Hizzoner. US Attorney Letten has moved very carefully on this one to make sure he has a real crusher set up when he proceeds against Nagin. Now if he can just get his investigation of the Godfather's representative Mr. Heebe and Riverbirch back up to speed real retribution can be poured out on the hidden somebodies that have been pulling the wires in Jefferson Parish.
2 posted on 06/26/2012 4:02:25 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: abb

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.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 4:08:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: abb

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.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 4:12:27 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: abb

Just racists trying to ‘knock down’ another Black man.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 5:01:21 PM PDT by blam
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ALL Chocolate is bulletproof thanks to guilty, weak, white, liberal cowards.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: abb

Nagin corrupt? I am shocked, shocked, I tell ya’.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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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.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 5:35:38 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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“Well I think they already know and just don’t 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.”


9 posted on 06/26/2012 7:26:17 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Bigg Red

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!!!!


10 posted on 06/26/2012 8:48:11 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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:)


11 posted on 06/27/2012 5:58:46 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: robowombat

Do you think Holder will actually let Letten go through on prosecuting Nagin?


12 posted on 06/27/2012 6:19:03 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Bigg Red

And he is a Democrat, image that.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 6:23:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Little Ray
Yes, the administration could give a rip about Nagin who is now a true has been. The Dem party is for the time being wrecked in Louisiana and everyone knows that who ever is the GOP nominee he or she or it will sweep the state in November. The Mahdi has never had any use for the local black politicos. William Jefferson's brother Mose was hooked up with a set of black politicos in Cook County after he got out of prison for armed robbery, who were opponents of the Bobby Rush faction. So no love lost for the local ‘brothers’ in the White House.
14 posted on 06/27/2012 5:46:49 PM PDT by robowombat
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