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Former New Orleans mayor indicted on federal corruption charges
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/18/justice/louisiana-former-mayor-indicted/index.html ^

Posted on 01/27/2014 12:47:44 PM PST by kcvl

As part of the alleged bribes, Nagin's family members received a vacation in Hawaii; first-class airfare to Jamaica; private jet travel and a limousine for New York City totaling $23,500; and cellular phone service, the indictment said.

According to the indictment, the bribing businessmen allegedly received city contracts of $1 million for consulting, more than $3 million to build a project at Louis Armstrong International Airport, and $1 million for another airport project, the indictment said. Other contracts were for sidewalk repairs in the French Quarter and professional services, authorities allege.

Among the conspiracy charges is an accusation that Nagin awarded "no bid" work to a city contractor who provided "concealed and direct campaign monies" to Nagin, the indictment says.

Nagin allegedly received bribes from city contractors in the amounts of $60,000, $2,250, $50,000 and $10,000, the indictment says.

He also is accused of receiving a bribe in the form of granite inventory from a city construction contractor.

Nagin faces nine counts of honest services wire fraud, alleging he received nine wire transfers amounting to $12,500 each that were bribes or kickback payoffs from the same city construction contractor in 2010 and 2011, the indictment says. Those bribed totaled $112,500. In his 2005 tax return -- the same year that Katrina hit the Gulf Coast -- Nagin allegedly filed a false tax return claiming his income was $156,278, the indictment says.

He is also accused of filing false returns for 2006 listing his income at $170,364, for 2007 with an income of $31,163, and for 2008 with a $143,852 income, the indictment said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; US: Louisiana; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bribes; chocolatecity; corruption; nagin; raynagin

1 posted on 01/27/2014 12:47:44 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

surprise = no

But it’s a chocolate city.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 12:49:17 PM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: edcoil

DEMOCRAT Nola mayor Ray Nagin...
(CNN’s selective reporting.)


3 posted on 01/27/2014 12:50:22 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: kcvl

Chocolate Privilege!


4 posted on 01/27/2014 12:50:22 PM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: edcoil

And Nagin is..............

he’s a good Democrat. Will the media report this little fact at all????


5 posted on 01/27/2014 12:51:05 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: edcoil

Nagin is headed to chocolate prison.


6 posted on 01/27/2014 12:51:42 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: kcvl

Admiral Nagan hits the rocks......beach em.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 12:52:27 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: edcoil; kcvl

I’m actually surprised that Holder would let this proceed, given the race of the defendant. But then again, didn’t Naigan point out that Bush wanted to send help but that the democrat State Governor wouldn’t allow it for several days? Maybe this is democrat pay back.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 12:56:27 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: edcoil; kcvl

I’m actually surprised that Holder would let this proceed, given the race of the defendant. But then again, didn’t Naigan point out that Bush wanted to send help but that the democrat State Governor wouldn’t allow it for several days? Maybe this is democrat pay back.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 12:56:27 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: edcoil
Before you know it, it will be a chocolate nation. We've already got a chocolate president, CIC (Chocolate in Chief.)
10 posted on 01/27/2014 12:56:30 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: kcvl

“Can’t fix stupid!”

(I can’t believe I’m the first to post that reference.)


11 posted on 01/27/2014 12:59:41 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: edcoil

Allowing technology vendor Mark St. Pierre, who had a substantial no-bid contract with the city, to pay for the Nagin family’s lodging and other expenses on a trip to Hawaii in December 2004 and January 2005, and then to cover first-class airfare for a family trip to Jamaica in October 2005. After the Hawaii trip, St. Pierre began paying for cell phones for members of the Nagin family, the indictment says. In 2006, St. Pierre hosted a campaign fund-raiser in Chicago at which Nagin received “concealed and direct” contributions.

Helping the owner of a movie theater in eastern New Orleans, listed in the document as “Businessman A,” get out of delinquent tax and loan payments to the city. The amount of the debt is not specified. In return, the businessman spent $23,500 to send the Nagin family to New York City by private jet and limousine, the indictment says. The money was routed through a third party to hide the source, prosecutors allege.

Nagin’s adult sons, Jeremy and Jarin, were partners in the granite business and were recently summoned to the grand jury.

While Three Fold has been a regular recipient of city contracts since its founding in 2000, its public workload shot up after Hurricane Katrina. The company has had numerous no-bid city jobs: Among nine jobs featured on its website, five involve work for the city or related entities such as the Sewerage & Water Board.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/12/businessman_pleads_guilty_to_b.html


12 posted on 01/27/2014 1:03:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I am shocked!


13 posted on 01/27/2014 1:03:35 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Tenacious 1

No bid contract. Sound familiar.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 1:04:23 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: kcvl

Paragraph missing the (D) after his name. And party affiliation is nowhere to be found.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 1:05:04 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It’s been so long the statute of limitations may have passed, since Holder is so quiet on this. Nagin should have been indicted shortly after Katrina. I don’t know Louisiana law on this one?? Anyone?


16 posted on 01/27/2014 1:07:29 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: spawn44

Yes, Obama Care Website and we know what a good job that was...NOT.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 1:08:45 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: DannyTN

Aaron Bennett, a businessman awaiting sentencing in a separate bribery case, told The Times-Picayune that he introduced Nagin to Fradella specifically to help the mayor get Home Depot granite installation work for a business that he and his sons founded. Fradella’s company received millions of dollars in city contracts for repair work at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and in the French Quarter after Katrina, the newspaper reported.

Some of the allegations in the indictment have been the subject of state ethics complaints. In April 2010, the Louisiana Board of Ethics charged Nagin with two possible violations of state ethics law.

One charge involves Nagin’s “use of a credit card and/or gifts” from St. Pierre and his technology firm, NetMethods, while the company was working for the city. NetMethods paid for Nagin and his family to travel to Jamaica in 2005 and to Hawaii in 2004, according to newspaper reports.

In the other charge, the Ethics Board says Stone Age LLC, the Nagin family’s business, was compensated for installation services provided to Home Depot while the home improvement retailer was negotiating tax breaks from the city.

Nagin has largely steered clear of the political arena since he left office. On his Twitter account, he describes his current occupations as author, public speaker and “green energy entrepreneur.” He wrote a self-published memoir called “Katrina’s Secrets: Storms After the Storm.”

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/18/16587058-former-new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin-charged-with-katrina-related-corruption?lite


18 posted on 01/27/2014 1:11:59 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

This is an article over one year old dated Jan. 19, 2013.

Here is another thread from today about the beginning of the trial.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116133/posts

Ex-Mayor Nagin goes on trial for bribery charges From the Times Picayune

http://videos.nola.com/times-picayune/2014/01/jury_selection_begins_in_trial.html#incart_river


19 posted on 01/27/2014 1:13:15 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

I wonder why it has been such a secret until now?! /s

I can just imagine MSM not reporting this on a Conservative especially since it happened during Katrina.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 1:18:16 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SkyDancer

We have long realized that where party affiliation is omitted by the MSM, the perp has to be a Rat!


21 posted on 01/27/2014 1:20:24 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: kcvl
So what?

I've known that politicians in LA and New Orleans were absolutely, unrelentingly and irreparably corrupt since I became aware of politics in the 1950's.

It's been so bad for so long that my parents used to offer up an excuse for NM back in that time.

It was "thank god for LA".

If not for LA, NM would have been and might still be the most corrupt State in the Union.

22 posted on 01/27/2014 1:27:45 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: kcvl

There have been some articles over the past day or so but
I’ve not seen anything on the national tv news.

https://www.google.com/#q=Nagin+goes+to+trial


23 posted on 01/27/2014 1:29:03 PM PST by deport
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To: kcvl

Maybe he can get assigned to a chocolate cell block.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 1:43:05 PM PST by bgill
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To: kcvl

Don't forget, Ragin' Nagin is still one of Holder's People


25 posted on 01/27/2014 1:44:21 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: kcvl

Whoa. Did my lying eyes deceive me again? I thought it said that Eric the Corrupt indicted one of His Arrogance’s possible son candidates. I guess even his son must pay his fees (or tax if you like) to the Chicago Group, LLC.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 1:45:21 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: kcvl

Now, whenever a Conservative complains about the targeting of tea-partiers, leftist talking heads will cite Nagin as proof that ubama/holder are balanced in their prosecutions...


27 posted on 01/27/2014 1:46:06 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Doogle
Admiral Nagan hits the rocks......beach em.

Nagin's Navy


28 posted on 01/27/2014 1:53:53 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: kcvl
Racis' charges.

He should be in jail for leaving the school buses empty and flooded.

29 posted on 01/27/2014 1:56:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: kcvl

This story is over a year old. Right?


30 posted on 01/27/2014 2:00:29 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: kcvl

I hope he gets at least 30 days in jail bit he probably won’t.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 2:03:12 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: kcvl

Just another example of Mychal Massie’s asertion that the “Black Elite” are living “N-——er Rich.”


32 posted on 01/27/2014 2:07:42 PM PST by vette6387
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To: thefactor

good catch, they are doing jury selection for the trial now. http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/27/justice/nagin-trial/index.html?iref=allsearch


33 posted on 01/27/2014 2:27:11 PM PST by lwd
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To: kcvl

Why am I not seeing this anywhere else, not even on Drudge?


34 posted on 01/27/2014 2:28:33 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

Oh, I see this is a year-old story. Why post it now?


35 posted on 01/27/2014 2:29:36 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

BRIBERY TRIAL OPENS FOR RAY NAGIN, EX-NEW ORLEANS MAYOR

January 27, 2014,

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bribery-trial-opens-for-ex-new-orleans-mayor/


36 posted on 01/27/2014 2:59:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Color me surprised.


37 posted on 01/27/2014 3:14:36 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: kcvl
Maybe a scant 15 sec mention on the network evening news without an party affiliation, of course.

Brent Bozell & Newsbusters will be watching and reporting the bias & omissions.

38 posted on 02/12/2014 1:02:21 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: kcvl

39 posted on 02/12/2014 1:03:19 PM PST by TexasCajun
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