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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:58 PM

Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

Source: USA Today

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 federal corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

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

The counts include wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, filing false tax returns and conspiracy.

Nagin, a former cable television executive, was a political novice before being elected to his first term as mayor in 2002, buoyed by strong support from white voters.


Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/18/new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin/1845617/

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Reply Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted (Original post)
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #8
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #11
rampart Jan 2013 #3
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #4
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #7
pinto Jan 2013 #5
cloudbase Jan 2013 #6
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #10
bluedigger Jan 2013 #9
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #12
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #13
BadtotheboneBob Jan 2013 #14
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #15

Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:05 PM

1. OMG!!! Corruption in Louisiana. Who would have thought.What about going after Jindel?

 

Great thing about louisiana is, it keeps NJ from being the leader.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:07 PM

2. Are you forgetting Illinois?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:11 PM

8. And NYC

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:33 PM

11. Since Katrina, Illinois pales in comparison to Louisiana.

The fraud, money laundering, payoffs, etc., following the storm were unprecedented, even in terms of Illinois and Louisiana. There are more Katrina-related indictments to come. And it's about time . . .

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:11 PM

3. it is about time

billions in federal money seems to have disappeared after katrina, and this guy shared out much of it.

seven years later, we could sure use some of that money to repair our streets, our sewers, our schools.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:14 PM

4. Sheeeeeit

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:36 PM

7. You know that's exactly what he said. BTW I guaran'damn'tee you that GOP TV won't

make the "mistake" of putting an (R) after his name.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:21 PM

5. His next book- "Nagin's Secrets: Jail Terms after the Mayoral Terms"



He wrote a self-published memoir called "Katrina's Secrets: Storms After the Storm".

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Response to pinto (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:29 PM

6. With a foreword by

Marion Barry

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Response to cloudbase (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:12 PM

10. Were either of them MAIG members?

Their felony rate is well in excess of the rest of the population as it is

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:12 PM

9. I'm shocked!

Only 21 charges.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:15 PM

12. Good.

 

Last edited Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:19 PM - Edit history (1)

He's a snake.

He was a Bush Republican who only switched parties so he could run for mayor. He couldn't have cared less about those people he abandoned at the Super Dome. Then he had perfectly good apartments condemned so the land could be used to build condos. (People came back to their apartments, which were above the flood waters, to find themselves locked out.) Then he pulls that bullshit about turning New Orleans into a "chocolate city" so he could be reelected.

No surprise he'll soon be a convicted criminal.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) 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 conspiracy to commit bribery and has been cooperating with federal authorities.

Nagin, 56, also is charged with accepting at least $60,000 in payoffs from another businessman, Rodney Williams, for his help in securing city contracts for architectural, engineering and management services work. Williams, who was president of Three Fold Consultants LLC, pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to a conspiracy charge.

More: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Ex-New-Orleans-mayor-Nagin-charged-with-bribery-4205761.php

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:18 PM

13. That's just not fair!

Snakes actually contribute to the eco system.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:45 PM

14. Hear! Hear!

Jeff Corwin would be appalled!

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:07 PM

15. Recent picture of former Mayor Ray Nagin . . .

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