Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

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    By Rick Jervis
    January 18, 2013



    NEW ORLEANS – Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor and the public face of the battered city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has been indicted by a grand jury on 21 federal corruption charges.

    The indictment, released Friday, alleges Nagin awarded lucrative city contracts to
    contractors in exchange for more than $200,000 in kickbacks and first-class trips to Hawaii, Jamaica and Las Vegas.

    Nagin, 56, served two four-year terms as mayor, from 2002 to 2010, and currently lives in Frisco, Tex., outside Dallas. If convicted on all charges, he faces more than 15 years in prison. Nagin becomes the first mayor in the city's 295-year history to be indicted under federal corruption charges.

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    Dreadnaught1968 Oh crap!

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    Well, maybe now he's going to get a first class trip to Angola, Louisiana.

    Wouldn't that be fun?
     
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    He should be put on trial for more than this. He let down New Orleans before and after the hurricane and then in true lefty fashion, blamed it on Bush.
     
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    I'm shocked... shocked, I tell you... :)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gf8NK1WAOc"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gf8NK1WAOc[/ame]
     
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    these are federal charges... so, no... he wouldn't be a guest of Burl Cain... :)


    mebbe he could take Edwin Edwards old suite in Oakdale...
     
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    or mebbe Willie Wonka might happen to be running a federal facility... :)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEH9u26Vlhk]2006: Ray Nagin's 'chocolate city' remark - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    His lawyer isn't shocked. He's only surprised that the indictments came now:

    “Well, we were surprised that the indictment came today because we were still talking with the government and in fact we had talked about meeting next week as well,”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/u....html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130119

    Talking to the government about what? A PLEA BARGAIN, OF COURSE!

    In other words, he's guilty as hell and both he and his lawyer know it.
     
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    it's sad, actually... I remember when he was elected... seemed to have such promise... a bright successful young black businessman taking over from "politics as usual"... guess the intrenched system in "Sin City" ultimately was just too much of a temptation...

    my only surprise is that he's the first New Orleans mayor to be brought up on corruption charges...
     
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    I was surprised to learn that too. I mean, after all, it IS Louisiana! :D
     
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    meh... fuck you, Texas... :)
     

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