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Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« on: February 12, 2014, 02:13:27 PM »
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By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
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on February 12, 2014 at 7:06 AM, updated February 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Ray Nagin has been found guilty on 20 of 21 corruption charges.  You can read the full list of charges penalties below.


1 p.m.: Nagin remains in his chair as the courtroom clears. Prosecutors are all smiles. 

Count 1: Conspiracy - Guilty

The charge: Creating, through a variety of bribes and kickbacks, "a scheme and artifice to defraud" the residents of New Orleans of his honest services as a public official. Many of the individual elements of this scheme make up the other 20 crimes with which Nagin was charged.
Maximum prison term: 5 years

Count 2: Bribery - Guilty
The charge: Accepting $60,000 from the three principals of Three Fold Consulting, an engineering firm, in exchange for special treatment.
Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 3: Bribery - Guilty
The charge: Accepting a $2,500 bribe from Rodney Williams, a principal in Three Fold Consulting, in exchange for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 4: Bribery - Guilty
The charge: Accepting a shipment of granite from Frank Fradella's company, Home Solutions, in exchange for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 5: Bribery - Guilty
The charge: Accepting a $50,000 bribe from Frank Fradella's company, Home Solutions, in exchange for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 6: Bribery - Guilty
The charge: Accepting a second shipment of granite from Frank Fradella's company, Home Solutions, in exchange for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 7: Bribery - Not Guilty
The charge: Accepting a $10,000 bribe arranged by Rodney Williams, a principal in Three Fold Consultants.
Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 8: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 9: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 10: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 11: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 12: Wire Fraud - Gulity
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 13: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 14: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 15: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 16: Wire Fraud - Guilty
The charge: Accepting, via interstate wire transfer, a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella, ostensibly for consulting services after Nagin left office, but really a reward for favorable treatment.
Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 17: Money Laundering Conspiracy -Guilty
The charge: Conspiring with others to accept money derived from illegal activity, i.e. bribes, and transferring those proceeds through the financial system.
Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 18: Filing a false tax return - Guilty
The charge: Misstating income on his 2005 tax return.
Maximum prison term: 3 years

Count 19: Filing a false tax return - Guilty
The charge: Misstating income on his 2006 tax return.
Maximum prison term: 3 years

Count 20: Filing a false tax return - Guilty
The charge: Misstating income on his 2007 tax return.
Maximum prison term: 3 years

Count 21: Filing a false tax return - Guilty
The charge: Misstating income on his 2008 tax return.
Maximum prison term: 3 years


12:56 p.m.: Nagin will remain free on bond awaiting his sentence. He will have to submit to home monitoring.

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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 02:15:39 PM »
Too bad the B EYE ITCH Kathleen Blanco won't be going with him!
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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 02:32:23 PM »
Too bad the B EYE ITCH Kathleen Blanco won't be going with him!

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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 03:25:31 PM »
What happened that he got busted? Fall guy? This same stuff goes on in Chicago, the WH, Traficant's hairpiece ,NY NY, Y Town, daily- they just don't go to court, caught, much less convicted.
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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 03:48:36 PM »
Tough times in Chocolate City, eh, Ray?
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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 03:54:21 PM »
What happened that he got busted? Fall guy? This same stuff goes on in Chicago, the WH, Traficant's hairpiece ,NY NY, Y Town, daily- they just don't go to court, caught, much less convicted.

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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 03:59:32 PM »
Too bad the B EYE ITCH Kathleen Blanco won't be going with him!

The two people responsible for the NO mess after Katrina, never held fully accountable for the destruction and death they caused.....
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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 04:57:50 PM »
Maybe he and Kwami Kilpatrick can share a cell before they go to hell. :tongue2:
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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 05:03:40 PM »
Gotta be GWB's fault.  This whole thing is a misunderstanding.

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Re: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty of 20 charges
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 07:19:22 PM »
Tough times in Chocolate City, eh, Ray?

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