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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
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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To: rktman

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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To: rktman
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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To: rktman

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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To: jyro

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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To: Cementjungle

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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To: rktman

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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To: rktman

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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To: skams19
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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To: rktman

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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To: skams19
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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To: skams19
"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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To: rktman

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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To: r0tten

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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To: goodtomato

Duplicates. Whaddya gonna do?

I told one FReeper the other day - after he posted a dupe - that I understand how search sucks and all that, but posting a duplicate, really? When that same article has been in the top of Breaking News for the last two hours?


21 posted on 07/09/2014 9:51:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: billhilly

You got that right.

They wake up. Check The Drudge report. See an article and think; “Wow, I’ll post that on Free Republic.”

And they do.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 9:54:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: rktman

sould be LIFE for committing fraud against the public like this


23 posted on 07/09/2014 9:54:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The rest of us haven’t been to Drudge in many a year.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 9:54:46 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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"He should have been remanded as soon as the sentence was handed down"

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That's the way it is on Law & Order!

How does he get to sashay out of court with friends and family?

Maybe that is how they do things in Chocolate City.

Was it part of the judge's ruling? That he report at such and such a date? Shame on me...I didn't read the article. Answer is probably there.

Sorry, I'm a little bit ADHD today....don't have much patience.

"My bad."

25 posted on 07/09/2014 9:58:07 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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"Will he be sentenced to a chocolate prison?"

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*snicker*

His Chocolate City speech was one of the most idiotic things I've heard.

26 posted on 07/09/2014 10:00:38 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: hummingbird

He supposebly is gonna report in Sept. Maybe he has a cruise lined up or something and the judge didn’t want to deprive him of one last vaca. But then again, there will most likely be an appeal due to gwb influencing him into the frauds he committed.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 10:05:53 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
Thanks!

Gov. Blanco up for any charges re: Katrina?

Any civil suits...she really botched Katrina and Bush gave her every option to request federal help.

He was leading her to take it but she wouldn't take it. It was up to the governor to request federal assistance and she didn't request it.

28 posted on 07/09/2014 10:16:54 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: rktman

Welcome to the REAL “Chocolate City”, your (ahem) honor.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 10:26:40 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: rktman

Send him to Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP, also known as Angola), it is 76% black, 24% white so he should enjoy the “Chocolate City” he was yearning for.


30 posted on 07/09/2014 10:43:57 AM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My remark comes as one who is reading, not posting. As of right now the article is not in breaking news. If it would not have been posted the 3rd time, I may have never known. ;0)


31 posted on 07/09/2014 11:10:05 AM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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