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.
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