Skip to comments.Mayor during Katrina gets 10 years for corruption
Posted on 07/09/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT by conservative98
NEW ORLEANS 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.
Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagins 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.
Nagin was a political newcomer when he won election as New Orleans mayor, succeeding Marc Morial in 2002. He cast himself as a reformer and announced crackdowns on corruption in the citys automobile-inspection and taxi-permit programs. But federal prosecutors say his own corrupt acts began during his first term, continued through the Katrina catastrophe and flourished in his second term.
Until his indictment in 2013, he was perhaps best known for a widely heard radio interview in which he angrily, and sometimes profanely, asked for stepped-up federal response in the days after levee breaches flooded most of the city during Katrina.
He also drew notoriety for impolitic remarks, such as the racially charged New Orleans will be chocolate again and his comment that a growing violent crime problem keeps the New Orleans brand out there.
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Club fed. There’s an actual golf course at one fed pen in Florida.
Likely do half of the ten years or less.
Not even Fox News has been doing that.
How many years does he get for causing the death of hundreds of people?
it will now be a chocolate city jail!
I’m shocked...shocked I tell you!
Whos that ahole That got away? William Jefferson D?
Sumbitch should be in prison for life.
It think he got popped but is all short time.
Would bet REAL MONEY that Obama pardons him on the way out the door in Jan 2016.
Sorry, meant January 2017 in previous post.
Chocklit city man will be cooling his heels in the pen for a while.
10 years? I'm okay w that sentence.
That was NOPD, But ray ray had a say
Nagin is going to Chocolate City.
“William Jefferson D?”
Oh, he’s in the slam. You have _GOT_ to read his Wikipedia page.
I really would have believed that Harvard could turn out a better and smarter class of crook.
Fed. Prisoners are required to seve min. 85% of original sentence.
Congressman William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, D-LA?
He's doing thirteen years at the Federal joint in Beaumont.
In a survey including the years when he was in office, Louisiana was the 2nd or 3rd most corrupt state after Mississippi.
I guess after all of these years you still don’t know that those were buses owned by a private company and not public property. Unless you are one of those freepers that support govt confiscation of private property.
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.
Angola is not a federal prison.
I’m not convinced it was either Nagin or NOPD who decided to go after the guns. NOPD did make an announcement about the “policy,” but all the video footage I ever saw of the gungrabbing was being done by California Highway Patrol and other out-of-state “aid” being run by FEMA.
Drivers? Start with law enforcement & the drivers themselves, then any volunteers. Buses of today aren't like the buses of the 1960's. Today they are automatic transmission power steering power brakes. Why even a teenage boy could drive one and not wreck it. That young man whatever his motive was the hero of the day. He saw and he acted. People were glad to pull fuel money.
That picture IMO is much like the two released today. A POTUS shooting pool and drinking beer while our nation is being invaded by illegals with serious contagious ailments, a Marine unjustly sitting in a Mexican prison, and a meeting with a governor of the second largest state that seemed to lack any sense of understanding the urgency the governor was dealing with. They put Perry down in a corner when by protocol he should have at least been facing the POTUS. Having college degrees doesn't not mean one is educated, wise, nor competent in these times.
Dollars to Donuts ... Pardoned by Obama
Maybe he can go to a chocolate prison.
Just before he leaves office, the current occupant of the oval office will give him a pardon, as thanks for trashing GWBush.
the denizens of the chocolate city were trying to pop police and medivac helicopters during rescue operations
people were stranded on rooftops and dying as the helos refused to fly in and get them
that us why the 82d airborne cleaned them out of their weapons
That somebitch was under investigation at the time and I was outraged to see him use NG to evacuate the evidence in his house while people were dying and waiting for NG help.
A Chocolate Clown!
Now if there were no danger to human life and no justifiable need and Nagin or governor took the buses that would have been a different story. In emergency such as a hurricane yes there are allowances to use what is available to ensure safety and saving of life and property. The term also has a military meaning. The key here is COMPENSATION the same as if military used your land there must be compensation.
To my knowledge there has never been a single instance where a state or city has used buses to move a population away from an impending harmful event such as a hurricane.
Persons who due to health issues and confinement meaning hospital and nursing home patients had no other way out. No one to take them and no means to leave. They were patients. Granted other persons died of their own stupidity but some died simply because there was no means to evacuate them.
A fraction of those buses could have taken them to safety. The NG had been activated a civil emergency declared that the darn civil emergency laws were actually intended for.
Nagin should thank his lucky stars that incompetence isn’t a crime, or he’d hang.