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Ray Nagin indictment: First New Orleans mayor to face corruption charges
New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | January 18, 2013 | Gordon Russell

Posted on 01/18/2013 11:57:55 AM PST by Zakeet

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Mayor Ray Nagin with 21 counts of corruption, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors and used his power as mayor to leverage a granite installation contract from Home Depot as the retailer was building a store in Central City. Despite New Orleans' reputation for political shenanigans, Nagin is the first mayor in the city's history to be indicted by a grand jury on corruption charges.

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The indictment against Nagin includes six counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy, one count of money laundering, nine counts of deprivation of honest services through wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: corruption; crime; nagin; neworleans

It's George Bush's fault that Katrina wiped out my city and exposed my ineptitude and corruption!

1 posted on 01/18/2013 11:57:59 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

From Chocolate City to Chocolate jail...


2 posted on 01/18/2013 12:00:08 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Zakeet

Just another racist tin badge wannabee.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 12:02:33 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Zakeet

nd this took so long because?? Which witnesses have already “passed”...


4 posted on 01/18/2013 12:04:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet

Nagin’s picture is next to the dictionary definition of “slack-jawed insouciant.”


5 posted on 01/18/2013 12:06:36 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Zakeet
A corrupt Democrat.

But I repeat myself...

6 posted on 01/18/2013 12:08:29 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: Zakeet

Four counts of filing false tax returns. Another democrat fair share felon. These are the charges on which he’ll likely skate.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 12:08:52 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Zakeet
First New Orleans mayor to face corruption charges.

I find that somewhat surprising considering it's New Orleans and Louisiana. I would have thought that more would have been indicted over the years.

8 posted on 01/18/2013 12:09:32 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Zakeet
six counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy, one count of money laundering, nine counts of deprivation of honest services through wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns.

YAY. I get to be the first one to say it!


Headlines from the Liberal media.....(and we all know it's coming)......."The only reason they're going after this democrat is because they're racist! All this has nothing to do with his personal finances. They're attacking him simply because he's a black man".

9 posted on 01/18/2013 12:12:30 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Zakeet

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/mitch_landrieu_issues_statemen.html
Ray Nagin indictment: Mitch Landrieu calls it a ‘sad day’ for New Orleans


10 posted on 01/18/2013 12:14:36 PM PST by abb
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To: Zakeet

There must have been a lot of evidence for the GJ to indict the former Chocolate City mayor.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 12:15:08 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Zakeet

Don’t rob banks! Run for office. That’s where the real money is.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 12:15:16 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Zakeet; Clemenza

13 posted on 01/18/2013 12:17:58 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Nobody said it better than Mark Twain:
"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress."...politicians.
14 posted on 01/18/2013 12:20:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Zakeet
Ray Nagin indictment: First New Orleans mayor to face corruption charges

Just how incompetent did he have to be to be just the first Mayor of New Orleans to face corruption charges?

15 posted on 01/18/2013 12:21:10 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Ray Nagin indictment: First New Orleans mayor to face corruption charges
Just how incompetent did he have to be to be just the first Mayor of New Orleans to face corruption charges?
*WHISTLE*...THAT CORRUPT...

16 posted on 01/18/2013 12:24:41 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Zakeet

What took so long?


17 posted on 01/18/2013 12:35:16 PM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Zakeet

Schoolbusses coming home to roost?


18 posted on 01/18/2013 12:45:36 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Zakeet

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! ‘Bout danged time!


19 posted on 01/18/2013 12:57:18 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Zakeet; mrsmel

one note in his defense..he got whites out of the convention center best he could


20 posted on 01/18/2013 1:25:31 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Zakeet

The Mayor of Chocolate City is headed uptown to Chocolate University for an advanced degree in Chocolatology.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 3:30:17 PM PST by 762X51
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To: Zakeet

I thought in Lousiana corruption was a job requirement for a politician.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:26 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo
Obama will appoint him Director of Homeland Security; it is in their genes
23 posted on 01/18/2013 4:33:57 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: Yo-Yo
Obama will appoint him Director of Homeland Security; it is in their genes
24 posted on 01/18/2013 4:34:14 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: grobdriver
A corrupt Democrat. But I repeat myself...
It’s not in the lede, but give NOLA.com credit for identifying Nagin with the Democratic Party -
and in the second, not the last, paragraph.

25 posted on 01/18/2013 5:01:56 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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