Democrat Crime Watch: Ray Nagan

Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years

NEW ORLEANS — Former mayor Ray Nagin, the businessman-turned-politician who became the worldwide face of the city after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday.

Nagin, 58, was ordered to report to federal prison Sept. 8. Nagin, also ordered to pay restitution of $82,000, was found guilty Feb. 12 of fraud, bribery and related charges involving crimes that took place before and after Katrina devastated the city in August 2005.

Prosecutors immediately objected to the sentence, which falls well below typical guidelines that called for 15-20 years.

“What Ray Nagin did was sell his office over and over and over again,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman said outside the courthouse. “The damage that Ray Nagin inflicted upon this community … is incalculable. We as a community need not and should not accept public corruption.”

3 thoughts on “Democrat Crime Watch: Ray Nagan

    1. sjoutsidethebubble Post author

      Robert Michael:

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      I have been using SJI almost exclusively for my “local” blog, but I think I am going to have to change my approach. Just a little too much “moderation” on SJI. Difficult to have a coherent exchange if emails disappear every now and then.

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      I also want to expand the list of links to local blogs on my blog site, so if there are any you like, let me know.

      “Bernie” (M. G. Bernard W.C. P.-S.)


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