Skip to comments.Ray Nagin (former New Orleans mayor) ordered to appear before grand jury, station reports
Posted on 08/20/2012 4:46:45 PM PDT by abb
WDSU-TV reported this afternoon that former Mayor Ray Nagin has been ordered to appear before a federal grand jury on Friday. The source of the station's information is unclear; the report simply says that "the WDSU I-Team has learned" of the scheduled appearance. The station says that the subpoena went out last week.
The report says that Robert Jenkins, Nagin's attorney, "declined to confirm the information." Jenkins frequently appears as an analyst on WDSU. He did not immediately return a phone call from The Times-Picayune.
It's been well-publicized that the feds have been building a case against Nagin. The Times-Picayune reported in February that he was the subject of a federal probe, and in June, former city contractor Frank Fradella pleaded guilty to giving "Public Official A" -- who is known to be Nagin -- $50,000 and showering him with free granite for his family's countertop installation business.
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
I-Team: Nagin ordered to appear before grand jury
Subpoena calls for former mayor to testify on Friday
Read more: http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/I-Team-Nagin-ordered-to-appear-before-grand-jury/-/9853400/16199478/-/183wpdz/-/index.html#ixzz248K1rV5V
Throw him under the waterlogged bus.
The hurricane swirls.
Ray seems like an Obama kind of guy.
Surprised he didn’t get a sweet cabinet post or ambassadorship.
Plus he worked at General Motors....
Why use these school buses to transport your black community out of danger from Hurricane Katrina when you can let them get flooded so you can blame Pres. Bush for negligence? Just another crime Ray Nagin never got justice for.
"Because that is where the money is."
Nagin will be the fall guy not only for his own deficiencies, which were many, but also for the howling enormities of Marc Morial. Nagin is a toad, but Morial is a viper. Unfortunately a very clever one too.
The motel chain got wise to the towels he stole while he was hiding his sorry can out during Katrina.
You can't hold a Black male responsible for anything.
Yes, this is just a "Chocolate People" thing.
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it.
(An entirely free service)
Sounds like Nagin has Zero/Holder bus tire tread marks on him.
contractor Frank Fradella pleaded guilty to giving “Public Official A” — who is known to be Nagin — $50,000 and showering him with free granite
May I savor the image before reality resumes?
Did you ever hear about the 35 million in Katrina funds given by Nagin to the Sean Cummings the developer with no strings attached for public ART and so called River front redevelopment ?????
I did not, but did you know that the Morial administration received reports of levee leaks within the city, and that those reports were ignored and covered up? Meanwhile the federal money to maintain the levees sort of disappeared.
Nagin was bad. Morial was worse. But for the levee breaks, New Orleans would have weathered Katrina. $35,000,000 is relative chump change, compared to the flood that need not have happened, and would not have happened under competent governance, corrupt or not.
I detest federal intemeddling in local affairs, but New Orleans should be occupied, garrisoned and policed, just as it was under the Spanish Crown. That was the only time New Orleans ran a profit as a colony. I forget the exact numbers, but the ratio of garrison to residents was about 2:3.
“Sounds like Nagin has Zero/Holder bus tire tread marks on him.”
Nagin is a born patsy. That is not to say he does not deserve investigation, but a big part of this is to end any deeper scrutiny of other officials’ malfeasance. Nagin never really fit in, and he was a relative moderate before he lost his mind due to PTSD. He is the designated fall guy for New Orleans specifically and Louisiana in general.
The buses were witheld because the left needed to slam Pres. Bush by enabling as much misery as possible. Anything for political gain in lefty world.
Nagin has BLOOD on his hands. The blood of the people in the 9th ward that should have been moved out by those school busses.
I loved the excuse that Nagin gave for not using the busses:
1. “Those busses were not ready to be used”......
answer: Those busses were VERY ready to be used because school was to start the very next day (Monday) and they were gassed up & fresh batteries were installed, etc. All bus drivers had been hired & trained.
2. “There is no air conditioning on those busses. It would be wrong to ask people to ride on them without air conditioning.”
answer: There never has been ‘air conditioning’ on school busses.
IF those school busses are good enough to transport your kids and grandkids each & every year for 9 + months, they are certainly good enough to take people out of the path of the flooding disaster in a few hours.
If STUPID was an Olympic sport, New Orleans mayors & prior Louisiana Governors would hold most of the Gold Medals!!!!
I hope Nagin gets serious prison time.
That STUPID woman that was ogovernor reminds me of Clair McCaskill.....DUMB as a BAG of ROCKS.
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