Corruption Trial Of Ex-New Orleans Mayor Begins Declaring that corruption flourished during Ray Nagin's two terms as mayor of New Orleans, a federal prosecutor began outlining a far-reaching, multifaceted scheme Thursday in which Nagin allegedly received money, free vacation travel and free granite for his family business— bribes worth more than $500,000 — for helping contractors receive millions of dollars' worth of city work.
Last Texas Mexican Mafia Member In Ring SentencedThe last of a dozen Texas Mexican Mafia members convicted in a conspiracy and corruption ring has been sentenced to prison.
Former La. Governor Convicted Of Corruption Gets TV Show Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will star on a new cable TV show alongside the woman he married after his release from federal prison on a corruption conviction.
U.S. Attorney Letten Resigns During Probe Of Online Posts U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, whose successful prosecution of a former Louisiana governor and numerous other public officials won him bipartisan praise for more than a decade, resigned Thursday while the Justice Department investigates alleged misconduct by his top deputies.
Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In ChicagoIt’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

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