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.”
President Obama wants to fight global warming by crashing the coal industry, and making electricity prices “skyrocket” for those of use who don’t regularly attend Obama fundraisers.
If the president were really serious about fighting global warming, he might take note of just how effective the North Korean Environmental Protection Agency has been in their efforts to save the planet:
Really, now, can you seriously believe that Obama has had his heart in fighting global warming?
Strange that a Obama-appointed judge would find a state election law that worked great for decades unconstitutional, or say he thought it would be declared as such, just so he could let Conyers back on.
Democrats never met a law they won’t ignore
Democrat Crime Watch: Internet Ground Truth
How DO they do it?
Those clever Democrats.
Whenever life gives them lemons, politically speaking, they seem to be able to reach into the hat and pull out a pitcher of lemonade.
It’s a miracle.
Conyers lacks signatures to make primary ballot
Number two Democrat might be denied a place on the election ballot . . . or not.
The SOS review concluded that at least petition signatures gathered by at least five circulators were invalid because they were either not registered to vote, not registered to vote while the petitions were being circulated or had addresses on the petitions that didn’t match their voter registrations. As a result, the SOS ruled Conyers had only 455 valid signatures, far short of the 1,000 required by state law.
Hmmm. Conyers might have to resort to a dirty trick, or two, to get back on the ballot. You think?