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New Orleans Mayor Gets 10 Years Prison

By KEVIN McGILL  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning.

Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business.

The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and during his February trial.

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Mark July 12, 2014 at 09:58 AM
When elected officials abuse the public trust, 10 years is not enough.
Libi Uremovic July 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM
it's a louisana prison .... get the visual.... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- '...The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business....' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the fool got 10 years in prison for what he could have gotten by sitting through a time-share presentation and spending $100 at home depot....

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