The trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been delayed for three weeks, until Oct. 28, according to court records filed on Thursday afternoon. The trial was slated to begin on Oct. 7.
A motion to delay was filed in federal court by Nagin’s attorney, Robert Jenkins, after a closed-door meeting was requested jointly with federal prosecutors Matthew Coman and Richard Pickens. The minutes from the meeting indicate that both parties agreed to a delay, and U.S. District Judge Helen “Ginger” Berrigan, who is presiding over the case, signed the late Thursday afternoon.
The trial is expected to last two weeks, and will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Nagin is accused of taking bribes from contractors while he was mayor of New Orleans. He has denied wrongdoing.
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