Ray Nagin Lied During The Investigation And At Trial, Deserves Harsh Sentence, Feds Say | Roland Martin Reports

Ray Nagin Lied During The Investigation And At Trial

Source: Robert McClendon / The Times-Picayune

Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes, lied to investigators and “willfully” perjured himself at trial, according to federal prosecutors. As such, U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly, they said in court papers filed Tuesday (July 1).

Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in the face of federal guidelines that recommend he be sentenced to no less than 20 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman, in a fiery 43-page brief, methodically makes that case that Nagin should do every day of that 20-year sentence, if not more. Nagin’s sentencing is scheduled for July 9.

After restating the ways Nagin profited from his office — the checks, the shipments of granite, the lavish vacations, the private jet travel, all paid for by those seeking favor from City Hall — Coman starts in on the reasons Nagin should receive the maximum penalty for those crimes.

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  • Johnnie Cromedy


  • Johnnie Cromedy


  • Gholston

    All I can say is if you’re going to steal money from the public as a public servant, at least have a Plan B. Before the S goes down be missing in the middle-east. Your long-shot improves.