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10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin
newsmax.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown

Posted on 07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT by rktman

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning.

Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business.

The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and during his February trial. Moments before sentencing, a subdued Nagin made a brief statement, thanking the judge for her professionalism. He made no apologies. "I trust that God's going to work all this out," he said.

After the sentencing Nagin smiled and hugged supporters as he walked out of the courtroom with his wife, Seletha, and other family members and friends.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; buhbye; chocolatecity; convicted; felon; louisiana; nagin; neworleans
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Will he actually do any time? I'm sure the appeals process has already started. He should have been remanded as soon as the sentence was handed down and not passed "GO" and gone straight to the prison. I'm sure he'll quickly learn the real meaning of lettin' your pants droop down.
1 posted on 07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT by rktman
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Whoa....


2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:01:37 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Nagin smiled and hugged supporters as he walked out of the courtroom with his wife, Seletha, and other family members and friends.

Had it been any one of us, they would have immediately revoked bail, cuffed us and taken us straight to prison. Nagin can probably delay serving time for another 40 years with appeals.

3 posted on 07/09/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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next up, Obama?


4 posted on 07/09/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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LOL! I guess that makes us “Dreamers” then.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 9:05:51 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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Will he be sentenced to a chocolate prison?


6 posted on 07/09/2014 9:05:51 AM PDT by skams19
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I’m getting a feeling we’re going to see Ray Nagin is sentenced to jail threads all day today.

3 so far.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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i guess he is just doing his part in keeping prison "chocolate," and keeping the New Orleans brand out there...

what a loser...

8 posted on 07/09/2014 9:06:41 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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Don’t forget to pack your chocolate soap-on-a-rope, Ray!


9 posted on 07/09/2014 9:07:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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A couple of other threads if anyone interested in the comments there on

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3177892/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3177900/posts


10 posted on 07/09/2014 9:08:25 AM PDT by deport
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Will he be sentenced to a chocolate prison?

Don't see how you could avoid that.

11 posted on 07/09/2014 9:09:46 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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He should get 10 more years for the thousands that died under his watch during Katrina.

I guess “blame the white man” didn’t work this time.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 9:11:06 AM PDT by r0tten
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Will he be sentenced to a chocolate prison?

I'll be shocked if he even spends one day in prison.

13 posted on 07/09/2014 9:11:22 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some folks sleep late.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 9:16:11 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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"chocolate prison"

Very good. Very good indeed.

15 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:03 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Vendome

Magic word, Pardon.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:47 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How does one search for what they do not know about?


17 posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:19 AM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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Øbama will pardon him of course...


18 posted on 07/09/2014 9:26:00 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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This is his delayed punishment for his Katrina botch-up (much as OJ’s current sentence is delayed punishment for offing his wife).


19 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:15 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: rktman

YEA!


20 posted on 07/09/2014 9:35:13 AM PDT by Ditter
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