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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/us/ray-nagin-former-new-orleans-mayor.html?emc=edit_na_20140709&nlid=53510750&_r=0

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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 cash, cross-country trips or help with the family-run granite countertop company; the bribes were handed out by men looking for city business ranging from software supplies to sidewalk repair. Many of the schemes, though not all, took place after Hurricane Katrina, when contractors crowded into the city for rebuilding work.

Many of those involved eventually pleaded guilty and testified at length


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Re: Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 11:46:17 AM »
Schoolbus Ray....

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Re: Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 11:49:07 AM »

This is the guy who refused Bush's offer of federal assistance and created the delay that became a political albatross for Bush.

Obviously, the disaster was more of an opportunity to make money than it was to take care of the people of Louisiana...


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Re: Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 12:34:57 PM »
Yes, but will it be a chocolate prison?
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