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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced To 10 Years

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Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, the businessman-turned-politician who became the worldwide face of the city after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Nagin, 58, was ordered to report to federal prison Sept. 8. Nagin, also ordered to pay restitution of...

Former New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty Of Corruption Charges

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Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty of bribery and fraud charges today. During Nagin’s tenure he was accused of taking bribes and kickbacks, in an indictment that included 21 counts. He was found guilty on 20 of those counts. Before the verdict, the...

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s Corruption Trial Begins

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The federal corruption trial for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin began on Thursday.  The trial kicked off with former city contractor Rodney Williams who said he paid Nagin and Nagin’s sons a total of $60,000 in bribes in exchange for city contracts worth $2.6 million....

Former New Orleans Mayor, Ray Nagin, Indicted on Multiple Counts of Corruption

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As if the taken from the groundbreaking HBO mini-series Treme, 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...