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    Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    I knew that something just wasn't right about the guy when I saw how he left all those busses just sitting, instead of using them to evacuate people from hurricane Katrina... But I had now idea that he was also on the take.

    Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption
    Published February 12, 2014
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    A jury convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday on 20 of 21 federal corruption counts, including bribery, marking a stunning fall for the feisty official who gained a national profile following Hurricane Katrina.
    The 57-year-old Democrat, who led his city through the aftermath of the 2005 storm, was found guilty of charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

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    The charges against Nagin included one overarching conspiracy count along with six counts of bribery, nine counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy and four counts of filing false tax returns. He was acquitted of one of the bribery counts.

    Each charges carries a sentence from 3 to 20 years, but how long he would serve was unclear and will depend on a pre-sentence investigation and various sentencing guidelines. No sentencing date was set.

    Prosecutors say he took hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of bribes including money, free travel and granite for Stone Age LLC, a family granite business.

    They allege the corruption spanned the time before and after Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005.
    Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption | Fox News

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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I knew that something just wasn't right about the guy when I saw how he left all those busses just sitting, instead of using them to evacuate people from hurricane Katrina... But I had now idea that he was also on the take.

    Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption | Fox News
    I remember seeing him being interviewed time and again around Katrina. Although 'first impressions' are sorry lots, I have to say I'm not one little bit surprised. I thought I saw "ka-chings" in his eyes.

    Good find, Grim, thanks. Not sure I would have seen this otherwise.

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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    Chocolate City weeps.

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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    Laisse le bon temps rouler!!!

    (Let the good times roll!)

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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I knew that something just wasn't right about the guy when I saw how he left all those busses just sitting, instead of using them to evacuate people from hurricane Katrina... But I had now idea that he was also on the take.

    Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption | Fox News
    Louisiana Politics probably rivals Chicago's in corruption. The big difference is the dead don't vote in Louisiana.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    Yep, no surprises here. NO politics is just about as corrupt as it can be.
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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Louisiana Politics probably rivals Chicago's in corruption. The big difference is the dead don't vote in Louisiana.
    Greetings, Pero.

    Did he ever explain why he decided to let the empty school buses sit while residents were frantically trying to escape the flooding caused by Katrina, and many died? With all the charges of corruption against him, and the lengths of time to be served on each of them, he apparently won't escape his fate either. I believe in the fairness of Karma, as you have probably surmised!

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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    Did he ever explain why he decided to let the empty school buses sit while residents were frantically trying to escape the flooding caused by Katrina, and many died? With all the charges of corruption against him, and the lengths of time to be served on each of them, he apparently won't escape his fate either. I believe in the fairness of Karma, as you have probably surmised!
    Not that I know of. No explanation at all why the school buses were left just sitting. Yes, in a way it is Karma.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/us...dict.html?_r=0

    In case anyone thinks Fox is lying. Sure is quiet in here.


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    Re: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

    I am sure that the conviction is all just because Nagin is black....
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