Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Indicted On 21 Federal Corruption Charges

Source: AP / USA Today

NEW ORLEANS – 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.

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  • It was only a matter of time..They’ve been gunning for him for a while a now Jim Letten finally got the big prize

  • Alway knew since the 2005 hurrican relief something wasnt quite right with him… Too many blame shifting people from his staff, Not taking full responsibility for failure to plan ahead. No surprise to hear this has finally come full circle