Chicago Not Unique Chocolate City May Ray Nagin Indicted On Corruption

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    [Illinois ain't the only place where most of their elected officials spend most of their retirements in jail. Ray Nagin, remember him, the Mayor that left the 300 or so school buses that were sorely needed to evacuate the Superdome in a field were they could get covered in ten feet of water, then castigated President George W Bush for it and was even backed up by the press, was indicted for corruption. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. There is a God! May you be the prison prom queen 364 out of every 365 days of your imprisonment, Ray. Make sure you take a goodly supply of vaseline with you.]

    "NEW ORLEANS -- 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 the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

    The charges against Nagin are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen and a prison sentence for a former city vendor.

    The federal indictment accuses Nagin of accepting more than $160,000 in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of a local businessman who secured millions of dollars in city contract work after the 2005 hurricane. The businessman, Frank Fradella, pleaded guilty in June to bribery conspiracy and securities-fraud charges and has been cooperating with federal authorities."

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin charged with Katrina-related corruption - U.S. News
     
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    A corrupt Louisiana politician?!?

    Shocked, shocked I say!

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    (CNN) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who captured the drama of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with an "SOS" call to the nation, was indicted Friday on 21 federal corruption charges, including bribery, money laundering, fraud and filing false tax returns.

    Nagin allegedly defrauded the city through "a bribery and kickback scheme" in which he received checks, cash, wire transfers, personal services and free travel from businessmen seeking favorable treatment, the 25-page federal indictment said.

    Among the conspiracy charges is an accusation that Nagin awarded "no bid" work to a city contractor who provided "concealed and direct campaign monies" to Nagin, the indictment says.

    In 2005, as Katrina became the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history, Nagin took center stage on behalf of victims when he excoriated the slow pace of federal and state relief efforts, even using profanities.

    Nagin, who is black, urged the reconstruction of a "chocolate New Orleans," adding "You can't have New Orleans no other way." He later apologized, saying everyone was welcome to the city.

    The hurricane slammed the Gulf coast in 2005 and killed 1,833 people, directly or indirectly, in five states. Damages totaled $108 billion, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Former New Orleans mayor indicted on federal corruption charges - CNN.com
     
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    Since the OP didn't quote the story:


     
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    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, he was a blamer, before Maobama made it fashionable.
     
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    yeah because is so much work to click a link ..:doubt:
     
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    I am totally shocked!!

    Another black mayor indicted for bribery and corruption.

    Go figure............ :cool:
     
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    I wonder if Ray will go to a chocolate prison? [​IMG]
     
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    Glad he got caught. Almost as glad as I am over Tom Delay going to prison.
     

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