When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city’s sleazy past.
Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lied to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly.
A June 11 sentencing date has been set for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who has been convicted of bribery, fraud and money laundering.
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.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted by a grand jury. He faces 21 federal corruption counts.
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.