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Mayor during Katrina gets 10 years for corruption
New York Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Associated Press

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 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.

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 city’s 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.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: bush; chocolatecity; katrina; mayor; nagin; neworleans; raynagin; rayragin

1 posted on 07/09/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Club fed. There’s an actual golf course at one fed pen in Florida.

Likely do half of the ten years or less.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:21:21 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: conservative98

3 posted on 07/09/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: conservative98
Wow. The Post actually identifies him as a DemocRAT.

Not even Fox News has been doing that.

4 posted on 07/09/2014 9:22:35 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: conservative98

How many years does he get for causing the death of hundreds of people?


5 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:09 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: ConservativeStatement
2006: Ray Nagin's 'chocolate city' remark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEH9u26Vlhk
6 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:55 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Chocolate sentence.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:04 PM PDT by mylife
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL


8 posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:30 PM PDT by mylife
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To: conservative98

Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 9:26:15 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: conservative98

it will now be a chocolate city jail!


10 posted on 07/09/2014 9:27:20 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: conservative98

I’m shocked...shocked I tell you!


11 posted on 07/09/2014 9:28:28 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Bratch

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.

Aholes.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:18 PM PDT by mylife
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To: conservative98

Would bet REAL MONEY that Obama pardons him on the way out the door in Jan 2016.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 9:31:02 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Sorry, meant January 2017 in previous post.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 9:31:59 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: conservative98

Chocklit city man will be cooling his heels in the pen for a while.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 9:37:50 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: conservative98
Was it not Mister Nagin who illegally confiscated firearms in NO during the Katrina aftermath, leaving so many defenseless against criminal gangs?

10 years? I'm okay w that sentence.

16 posted on 07/09/2014 9:42:02 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

That was NOPD, But ray ray had a say


17 posted on 07/09/2014 9:48:55 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Cen-Tejas
Obama is not even leaving in 2016...
18 posted on 07/09/2014 9:58:02 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: conservative98

Nagin is going to Chocolate City.


19 posted on 07/09/2014 10:03:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: mylife

“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.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 10:06:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: TigerClaws

Fed. Prisoners are required to seve min. 85% of original sentence.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 10:07:53 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: conservative98

No comment.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: mylife
Whos that ahole That got away? William Jefferson D?

Congressman William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, D-LA?

He's doing thirteen years at the Federal joint in Beaumont.

http://michellemalkin.com/?s=william+jefferson+freezer

23 posted on 07/09/2014 10:28:57 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: conservative98
Ray Nagin Memorial Motor Pool


24 posted on 07/09/2014 10:51:00 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: conservative98; All

In a survey including the years when he was in office, Louisiana was the 2nd or 3rd most corrupt state after Mississippi.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 11:27:12 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: RightGeek

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.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 12:10:42 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: conservative98

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.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 12:10:51 AM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40

Angola is not a federal prison.


28 posted on 07/10/2014 12:14:38 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mylife; Seaplaner

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.


29 posted on 07/10/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: RightGeek
That picture will always be a reminder to me of the incompetence of city & state leadership and lacking of common sense. Several hundred buses sitting there and one tank of fuel in each one would have put the passengers out of harms way distance wise. Two tanks of fuel would have put them even further away likely to accommodations and help that could reach them immediately. Permission to take the buses? I'd bet with a liability waiver the owners IF it was a private company would have loved sending them north. The insurer if hearing about it would have insisted on it.

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.

30 posted on 07/10/2014 1:06:38 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: conservative98

Dollars to Donuts ... Pardoned by Obama


31 posted on 07/10/2014 1:19:02 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: conservative98

Maybe he can go to a chocolate prison.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 2:04:04 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO Worst ever and still falling. Even Juan Williams now is turning on the scum. Is Combs next?)
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To: conservative98

Just before he leaves office, the current occupant of the oval office will give him a pardon, as thanks for trashing GWBush.


33 posted on 07/10/2014 3:57:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Seaplaner

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


34 posted on 07/10/2014 4:13:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: cynwoody

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.

Outrageous.


35 posted on 07/10/2014 6:30:16 AM PDT by mylife
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To: conservative98

A Chocolate Clown!


36 posted on 07/10/2014 6:31:11 AM PDT by mylife
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To: cva66snipe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3178248/posts?page=26#26


37 posted on 07/10/2014 8:25:15 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch
Read my post again Carefully. Besides I do believe that as long as just compensation is given in times of emergency there is commandeering. But like I said I believe the insurer who likely had to pay for several hundred DESTROYED buses would have preferred they be taken to safety and returned especially since commandeered they nor owner would be liable for loss or damage.

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.

38 posted on 07/10/2014 10:39:43 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cva66snipe

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.


39 posted on 07/10/2014 10:47:21 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch
To my knowledge it has not been needed before as no hurricane has hit a highly populated city that is under sea level. They knew a big one was coming and were warned. This time it was needed.

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.

40 posted on 07/10/2014 11:10:17 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: conservative98

Nagin should thank his lucky stars that incompetence isn’t a crime, or he’d hang.


41 posted on 07/11/2014 4:02:18 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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