Ray Nagin’s Trial Postponed Three Weeks, Until Oct. 28

Source:  Juliet Linderman / The Times-Picayune  / NOLA.com

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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  • Mark N Starla Traina

    The LBC is GEARING UP for the NAGIN TRIAL! We are expecting a FULL-COURT PRESS on the 1st day of the TRIAL! FAST EDDIE and his BLUSHING BRIDE will be there! OLE DOLLAR BILL has been earning some “GOOD TIME” and also expected to be present, as well as, CLEO “MONEY BAGS” FIELDS and AARON “THE SLAYED DRAGON” BRUSSARD!

    FAST EDDIE is going to making the OPENING ARGUEMENT for the DEFENSE!