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Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson

Posted on 07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans.

Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of cash, cross-country trips or help with the family-run granite countertop company; the bribes were handed out by men looking for city business ranging from software supplies to sidewalk repair. Many of the schemes, though not all, took place after Hurricane Katrina, when contractors crowded into the city for rebuilding work.

Many of those involved eventually pleaded guilty and testified at length against Mr. Nagin at his trial. Photo

C. Ray Nagin in January.Credit Gerald Herbert/Associated Press The corruption had been so thoroughly covered in the local news media that few people were surprised by the verdicts. Mr. Nagin had come into office in 2002 as a reformer from the business world and a foe of cronyism. But the city grew frustrated with his stewardship, particularly in his second term when the rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina stalled and Mr. Nagin seemed unengaged. By the time he left office in 2010, many in New Orleans had moved past frustration and were simply ready to see him go.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
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1 posted on 07/09/2014 8:27:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He’s about to discover what a chocolate city is really like.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 8:29:20 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Heading for the Chocolate Pokey.


3 posted on 07/09/2014 8:30:00 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My guess is that it’s going to be a chocolate prison.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 8:30:10 AM PDT by boycott
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He got off easy. Kwame Kilpatrick got 40 years.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s a shame he’ll do his time at a federal country club facility rather than Angola.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 8:30:24 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I gotta say it. He be

"Stuck on stupid!!

7 posted on 07/09/2014 8:30:46 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Now they need to prosecute him for being complicit in the murders-by-cop of so many people after Katrina.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 8:31:10 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: americas.best.days...

More like a ‘chocolate’ prison.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 8:31:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: afraidfortherepublic
RAY NAGIN (D)!
10 posted on 07/09/2014 8:31:29 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: americas.best.days...

But remember, the aftermath of Katrina was Bush’s fault. The. President should have predicted the total collapse of the state and local juntas.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 8:31:32 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think I’ve thought of a “GOOD” sentence for Ray”SchoolBus”?He has to drive”The SchoolBus”from Hell!!!Fill it with violent criminals,drug-traffickers,etc.!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 07/09/2014 8:31:41 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: afraidfortherepublic

3rd paragraph from the Slimes. Article is probably on page A17.

Fact that they even printed it means everyone in management is probably on vacation.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 8:31:56 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Mr. Nagin had come into office in 2002 as a reformer from the business world and a foe of cronyism


14 posted on 07/09/2014 8:32:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pardon in the mail and soon to replace Holder at DOInjustice.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 8:32:40 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: MeganC

He should be executed for condoning the taking (confiscation by police) of personal firearms of citizens during a complete disaster. To me that is a death penalty offense.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

17 posted on 07/09/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Now only if we could stuff Kanye West in there with him.

One of the biggest - and most hurtful - lies in American political history is that W did nothing. W begged Landieu and Blanco to let him in days before landfall to help but they refused out of politics and 1300+ Americans needlessly died.

Slow Karma, but I’ll take it.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 8:34:09 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Gaffer

Concur.


19 posted on 07/09/2014 8:34:58 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He left the blame for Katrina at Bush’s feet. He got what he deserved.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 8:35:04 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There will be no bus available to take him there and it will be Bush’s fault.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 8:35:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And the Obama’s comes out of that cesspool of Chicago/Illinois politics clean as a virgin’s honeypot....


22 posted on 07/09/2014 8:35:23 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nagin’s only mistake was not kicking his kickbacks up higher to his political overlords.

Greedy little prick.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I guess he’ll be hiding behind the chocolate bars.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am surprised. Democrat is in the article, quite close to the top of it.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 8:36:10 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Charles Martel

I know. I was hoping he would go to Federal “Pound Me In The A**” prison.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 8:36:26 AM PDT by mothball
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He was the Mayor of New Orleans during Katrina. His negligence and incompetence were legendary.

But the MSM covered it up. They just blamed Bush.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT by detective
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Chocolate paradise for Ray—it’s what he always wanted.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 8:37:00 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: bandleader

that will be his job when he’s released. Bus driver in NO.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 8:37:03 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: txhurl

Anyone know what became of Blanco?


30 posted on 07/09/2014 8:37:22 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

Typical DIMocRAT.


31 posted on 07/09/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: morphing libertarian

Cue up “Tied to the Whipping Post,” on the turntable...


32 posted on 07/09/2014 8:38:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: USNBandit

You don’t understand Katrina. Katrina was a panic-driven power grab by government at every level, appalled by its collapse and desperate to shore up the myth of its mission.


33 posted on 07/09/2014 8:39:37 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: afraidfortherepublic

not a contry club, but it's hardly "hard time". He'll be out in 10 months.

34 posted on 07/09/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
drop the soap photo: Don't drop the soap 0000dontdropthesoapfin.jpg
35 posted on 07/09/2014 8:41:44 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: afraidfortherepublic

gee. who saw this coming ?


36 posted on 07/09/2014 8:42:28 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: mothball

I was hoping to be “in before the homosexual rape jokes”, but can see I was way too slow.


37 posted on 07/09/2014 8:44:01 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The “Chocolate City” is nothing but Corruption. Typical Chocolates.


38 posted on 07/09/2014 8:45:21 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: JohnBrowdie

not a contry club, but it’s hardly “hard time”. He’ll be out in 10 months.

The Feds have the resources to keep their prisoners locked up for the full term.


39 posted on 07/09/2014 8:45:35 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
And don't forget Stacey Jackson:

Former NOAH head Stacey Jackson to plead guilty Wednesday ( July 05, 2014 )

CITY HALL EMPLOYEE IS ACCUSED OF TAKING KICKBACKS FOR BLIGHT REMOVAL POST KATRINA

40 posted on 07/09/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Blanco, President Bush
and Louisiana Senator David Vitter
41 posted on 07/09/2014 8:53:11 AM PDT by deport
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wonder where he’s registered...now that he’s about to get married to the guy on the cell block with the most cigarettes...


42 posted on 07/09/2014 8:55:47 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The story does not seem to have made the Seattle Times website, unless it’s buried somewhere. But if a Republican city clerk in Haystack, Nebraska, made an anti-gay slur, it would probably be there.


43 posted on 07/09/2014 8:55:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wasn’t Wednesday National Chocolate Day? How appropriate that he was sentenced on that very day!!!


44 posted on 07/09/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT by BAW (Remind me what Richard Nixon did that was so bad he had to resign as president.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Related:

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/9677500-171/what-will-life-be-like

I did not realize he left Chocolate City and Louisiana after he left office. If I knew (or cared), I forgot.


45 posted on 07/09/2014 9:05:46 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: ken5050

46 posted on 07/09/2014 9:06:44 AM PDT by maggief
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To: USNBandit; americas.best.days...

What about their former Governor???


47 posted on 07/09/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

C.(ya) Ray Nagin


48 posted on 07/09/2014 9:12:00 AM PDT by NCcatdaddy
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To: afraidfortherepublic; flaglady47; hoosiermama; Chigirl 26; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; ...
CHOCOLATE MAYOR SENTENCED FOR CORRUPTION

Lest jujube thinking the sentence was too tough, let me say that cocoa-bird Kagin got his just desserts. The judge didn't truffle around and gave him ten years.

Despite the former mayor's denials, stonewalling and fudging around during the trial, he's now on his way to the federal Chocolate Bar Hotel where all jawbreakers like he belong.

When he leaves for prison it's too bad I can't be there to wave bon bon and throw him some candy kisses.

Leni

49 posted on 07/09/2014 9:12:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nagin is a black Democrat. Isn’t it racist to sentence him? /sarc


50 posted on 07/09/2014 9:13:27 AM PDT by jodster36
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