Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Former Mayor Ray Nagin Convicted

Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans who found his way into the national spotlight in 2005 when his city was struck by Hurricane Katrina, has been convicted of 20 of the 21 counts against him, including accepting "bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office".  Nagin had been in office for 8 years when he stepped down in 2010, and was indicted in 2013.

Read the story at NOLA(dot)com and the Los Angeles Times.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad it isn't for the deaths of those killed by Katrina and his ineptitude in handling that.