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    Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin jailed for 10 years | Mail Online

    Corrupt ex-New Orleans mayor jailed 10 years for living large on laundered money as city suffered in wake of Hurricane Katrina

    • Ray Nagin, 58, received the sentence for bribery, money laundering and other corruption on Wednesday
    • The crimes spanned his two terms, including the chaotic years following Katrina
    • The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PUBLISHED: 10:27 EST, 9 July 2014 | UPDATED: 15:17 EST, 9 July 2014

    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 February 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects.
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    Corrupt: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is surrounded by the the media as he arrives for his sentencing hearing Wednesday, where he was later handed a 10 year prison term for money laundering, accepting bribes, and other corrupt misdeeds

    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.


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    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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    Then: Elected in 2002 with strong support from the business community and white voters, Nagin won re-election in 2006 with a campaign that sometimes played on fears among black voters that they were being left out of the city's spotty recovery




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    A New Orleans neighborhood destroyed by hurricane Katrina is shown in this 11 September 2005 photo. Many of Nagin's misdeeds occurred as the stricken city struggled to re-emerge from the rubble of Katrina

    Elected in 2002 with strong support from the business community and white voters, Nagin won re-election in 2006 with a campaign that sometimes played on fears among black voters that they were being left out of the city's spotty recovery.

    He was limited by law to two consecutive terms but a third term would have been unlikely, giving plunging approval ratings and the stricken city's continued recovery struggles. He was succeeded in 2010 by Mitch Landrieu.
    Most government pre-sentence reports and recommendations were not made public but a filing by Jenkins ahead of the sentencing hearing indicated prosecutors were pushing for a sentence of 20 years or more under federal sentencing guidelines.
    Defense attorney Robert Jenkins said that would amount to a virtual life sentence for the former mayor. Jenkins said Nagin's family needs him, there is no danger of Nagin committing more crimes and that the crimes for which Nagin was convicted constituted an aberration from an otherwise model life.
    Prosecutors said the schemes that led to Nagin's conviction included two family members: His two grown sons were never charged with a crime but they were part of the family business that received free granite from a contractor.
    They also said that what Jenkins calls an ‘aberration’ was behavior that spanned six years and involved multiple contractors.




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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    Pathetic loser.

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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

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    Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin jailed for 10 years | Mail Online

    Corrupt ex-New Orleans mayor jailed 10 years for living large on laundered money as city suffered in wake of Hurricane Katrina

    • Ray Nagin, 58, received the sentence for bribery, money laundering and other corruption on Wednesday
    • The crimes spanned his two terms, including the chaotic years following Katrina
    • The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PUBLISHED: 10:27 EST, 9 July 2014 | UPDATED: 15:17 EST, 9 July 2014

    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 February 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects.
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    Corrupt: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is surrounded by the the media as he arrives for his sentencing hearing Wednesday, where he was later handed a 10 year prison term for money laundering, accepting bribes, and other corrupt misdeeds

    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.


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    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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    Then: Elected in 2002 with strong support from the business community and white voters, Nagin won re-election in 2006 with a campaign that sometimes played on fears among black voters that they were being left out of the city's spotty recovery




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    A New Orleans neighborhood destroyed by hurricane Katrina is shown in this 11 September 2005 photo. Many of Nagin's misdeeds occurred as the stricken city struggled to re-emerge from the rubble of Katrina

    Elected in 2002 with strong support from the business community and white voters, Nagin won re-election in 2006 with a campaign that sometimes played on fears among black voters that they were being left out of the city's spotty recovery.

    He was limited by law to two consecutive terms but a third term would have been unlikely, giving plunging approval ratings and the stricken city's continued recovery struggles. He was succeeded in 2010 by Mitch Landrieu.
    Most government pre-sentence reports and recommendations were not made public but a filing by Jenkins ahead of the sentencing hearing indicated prosecutors were pushing for a sentence of 20 years or more under federal sentencing guidelines.
    Defense attorney Robert Jenkins said that would amount to a virtual life sentence for the former mayor. Jenkins said Nagin's family needs him, there is no danger of Nagin committing more crimes and that the crimes for which Nagin was convicted constituted an aberration from an otherwise model life.
    Prosecutors said the schemes that led to Nagin's conviction included two family members: His two grown sons were never charged with a crime but they were part of the family business that received free granite from a contractor.
    They also said that what Jenkins calls an ‘aberration’ was behavior that spanned six years and involved multiple contractors.



    he probably deserves a heck of a lot more than 10 years.
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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    He should have been jailed for the fact that his lack of leadership during Katrina directly contributed to the deaths of over 1,000 people. He should have then been jailed by completely ****ting on New Orlean's historically mixed heritage with his 'chocolate city' bull****. Good riddance.
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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

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    Pathetic loser.
    But it is cool.

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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    Hope they send 'school bus' to a chocolate prison......

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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    A Corrupt Democrat Politician ?

    Shocking !!

    So who's more corrupt ? Kwame Kirkpatrick or Ray Nagin ?

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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    Nagin was an asshole. I knew this as soon as I heard his "chocolate city" comments.
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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He should have been jailed for the fact that his lack of leadership during Katrina directly contributed to the deaths of over 1,000 people. He should have then been jailed by completely ****ting on New Orlean's historically mixed heritage with his 'chocolate city' bull****. Good riddance.
    There was a lot of lack of leadership to go around. Should they all be thrown in jail?
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    Re: Jailed 10 yrs: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on corruption

    10 years, bet he will get some country club prison playing backgammon with Bernie Madoff, instead of a high security prison where he gets 2 hours in the yard and has to bunk with Bubba the tossed salad king. Couldn't happen to a better guy.
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