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  • American Greed on CNBC - Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown (hurricane Katrina)

    10/08/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/16
    Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown Season 10 Episode 111 Aired 03-31-2016 tv-pg Disgraced former mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to pocket bribes and live large.
  • In Katrina commemoration, Obama to cite inequities 'brewing for decades'

    08/27/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/15 | Kevin Liptak
    ....Obama returns to an outwardly thriving New Orleans Thursday to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. But underneath the visible recovery lie persistent racial and economic inequities that haven't receded.... ...according to one analysis, African-American households in the city earn more than 50% less than their white counterparts -- well above the national average. Those barometers of racial inequality aren't unique to New Orleans, and haven't dampened the city's enthusiasm for what has otherwise been a steady recovery that includes new construction, jobs and visitors. But the now-chronic gaps between rich and poor, and whites and blacks, were poised...
  • Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin heads off to prison for corruption

    09/08/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times. ^ | September 8, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Video at link: The former mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, shuffled off Monday to serve a 10-year federal prison term on corruption convictions stemming from the city’s years-long recovery of Hurricane Katrina devastations. Mr. Nagin is serving out his sentence in Texarkana, Texas, Reuters reported.
  • Mayor during Katrina gets 10 years for corruption

    07/09/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    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...
  • Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets A Decade In Prison For Corruption (Chocolate City)

    07/09/2014 10:22:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 7-9-2014 | Kevin McGill
    Kevin McGill, Associated PressJuly 9, 2014 Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted 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. (snip)
  • Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during Hurricane Katrina, joins a list of Louisiana elected officials convicted of misdeeds committed while in office. But he is New Orleans' first mayor to be convicted and sent to prison for public corruption.
  • 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    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...
  • Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson
    NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of...
  • Stacey Jackson pleads guilty, delivers another black eye to Ray Nagin's administration

    07/02/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    NOLA.com (Times-Picayune) ^ | July 02, 2014 at 10:34 AM, updated July 02, 2014 at 10:46 AM | Richard Rainey
    With a few nods and a clear-voiced "yes, ma'am," Stacey Jackson on Wednesday ended her year-long resistance against accusations that she orchestrated an elaborate kickback scheme to rob a federally financed anti-blight program during now-disgraced Mayor Ray Nagin's tenure in City Hall. She struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted to U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon that she was guilty of one count of conspiracy to receive kickbacks involving federal money. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and three years probation, although such a harsh sentence would be rare for first-time federal offenders....
  • Associated Press suffers massive memory lapse in recent article

    04/06/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/14 | Doug Book
    According to its website, the Associated Press is one of the “…most trusted sources of independent news gathering.” AP journalists operate “…in more than 280 locations worldwide, including every statehouse in the U.S.” AP employees have won 51 Pulitzer prizes. The AP proudly announces that its journalists “…have gone to great lengths, overcome obstacles and, too often, sacrificed to ensure that the news has been reported quickly, accurately and honestly.” Most importantly, the AP claims that the organization “…fights for freedom of the press and the public’s right to know.” (my italics) On March 26th, the Washington Post published an...
  • Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges

    02/12/2014 10:57:52 AM PST · by Bogey78O · 171 replies
    NOLA ^ | Andrew Boyd | The Times-Picayune
    <p>Nagin skates on count 7 but nailed on 20 counts.</p>
  • Former New Orleans mayor indicted on federal corruption charges

    As part of the alleged bribes, Nagin's family members received a vacation in Hawaii; first-class airfare to Jamaica; private jet travel and a limousine for New York City totaling $23,500; and cellular phone service, the indictment said. According to the indictment, the bribing businessmen allegedly received city contracts of $1 million for consulting, more than $3 million to build a project at Louis Armstrong International Airport, and $1 million for another airport project, the indictment said. Other contracts were for sidewalk repairs in the French Quarter and professional services, authorities allege. Among the conspiracy charges is an accusation that Nagin...
  • (Democrat New Orleans) Ex-Mayor Nagin goes on trial for bribery charges (finally)

    01/27/2014 2:46:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2014 | Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during its darkest days after Hurricane Katrina, will be thrust back into the spotlight this week when he goes on trial in a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his eight-year tenure. [Snip] Nagin's 21-count indictment includes bribery and wire fraud charges, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and 20 years in prison, respectively.
  • Ray Nagin: The final chapter (bribery, conspiracy, money laundering trial postponed third time)

    11/03/2013 9:17:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Best Of New Orleans ^ | 10/28/13 | Clancy DuBos, Joe Raspanti
    Former Mayor Ray Nagin's federal trial on 21 public corruption charges was postponed again last week — for the third time. The former mayor is now set to stand trial on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. If and when Nagin does go to trial — or if he pleads to a reduced charge — it will be the final chapter of Hurricane Katrina's political arc. Guilty or innocent, Nagin's fate will bring closure to a city that arguably suffered as much after the storm as during it, thanks in large measure to the former mayor's failure to implement a recovery program...
  • White House Weekend Roundup: Zoolander Meets Joey Wonka

    05/20/2013 6:28:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-20-2013 | MOTUS
    If you were smart you made the most of your pre-Memorial Day weekend by not watching the news. Or maybe you only watched the Sunday morning talking heads to keep up on Scandal-gate. Either way, you probably missed the big stories about our newly expanded and re-vitamized initiatives. Let me bring you up to speed. First, Lady M announced she is dramatically expanding her No Child’s Fat Behind initiative to zoos! Yup, that’s right, zoos. [Let’s be careful out there: no simian references please. We’re better than that.] Most people are not aware of the growing problem of zoo resident...
  • Aaron Broussard's likely sentence 5 years in prison, lawyers say

    02/23/2013 2:57:35 AM PST · by abb · 10 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | February 22, 2013 | Drew Broach
    Aaron Broussard might have hoped his story would have been that of a witty, colorful and effective politician whose career in public service spanned 35 years. On Monday, however, a federal judge will write an epilogue that has the former Jefferson Parish president going to prison for what lawyers predict will be at least five years. The 10 a.m. sentencing in U.S. District Court in New Orleans will essentially end a political corruption scandal that burst open in 2009, quickly toppled the Broussard administration and became entwined with any number of unusual side stories. Judge Hayden Head Jr. was brought...
  • Former New Orleans mayor Nagin charged with bribery, fraud (get on the prison bus!)

    01/18/2013 5:53:58 PM PST · by Kolath · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 1/18/2012 | AP
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The charges against Nagin are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen and a prison sentence for a former city vendor.
  • Ray Nagin indictment: First New Orleans mayor to face corruption charges

    01/18/2013 11:57:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | January 18, 2013 | Gordon Russell
    A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Mayor Ray Nagin with 21 counts of corruption, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors and used his power as mayor to leverage a granite installation contract from Home Depot as the retailer was building a store in Central City. Despite New Orleans' reputation for political shenanigans, Nagin is the first mayor in the city's history to be indicted by a grand jury on corruption charges. [Snip] The indictment against Nagin includes six counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy, one count of money...
  • Former New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud (Updated)

    01/18/2013 10:34:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Kunzelman - AP
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. The charges announced Friday come from a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.
  • Aaron Broussard agrees to plead guilty to two corruption charges

    09/24/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 24, 2012 | Drew Broach
    Aaron Broussard has capitulated. He disclosed via his attorney that he plans to plead guilty Tuesday to corruption charges stemming from his six-year administration of Jefferson Parish government. The former parish president, one of the dominant figures in Jefferson politics over the past three decades, will admit conspiring in 2003 to hire his girlfriend into a deadhead job that reaped the couple a total of $323,308 over six years and to stealing about $28,000, her excess pay for one year, defense attorney Robert Jenkins said. Broussard, 63, is the biggest fish of five netted in the federal investigation that ensnared...