Today, a federal grand jury indicted Nagin on counts related to the rebuilding and the reconstruction of the city, post disaster.
Here are some of the articles related to the indictment:
A federal grand jury charged former Mayor Ray Nagin Friday with 21 counts of bribery, conspiracy to deprive citizens of honest services, money laundering, wire fraud and filing false tax returns, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors and leveraged a granite installation contract from Home Depot as the retailer was negotiating tax breaks and other items with the city. Nagin's long-expected indictment arrived more than two and a half years after he left City Hall and relocated to the Dallas area.
Two businessmen, Frank Fradella and Rodney Williams, have both pleaded guilty to paying bribes to the mayor -- who was listed in earlier court documents as "Public Official A" -- in exchange for the promise of city work. Both are
Nagin’s former neighbor and chief technology officer from May 2002 to July 2006 . Self-proclaimed “deputy mayor” and crime-fighter presented himself as a “rich guy” with yacht, vacations for Nagin, but was actually in dire financial straits and got gifts financed by technology office vendor Mark St. Pierre. Used St. Pierre credit card to pay for Nagin’s Hawaii and Jamaica vacations. Pleaded guilty in 2010 to taking $860,000 in kickbacks from St. Pierre in exchange for getting St. Pierre millions in no-bid City Hall work. Sentencing delayed.
May 6, 2002 : Ray Nagin becomes 60th mayor of New Orleans. Greg Meffert named chief technology officer.
Nov. 27, 2002 : Nagin's oldest son, Jeremy, 18, arrested in New York City and charged with grand larceny, forgery and other felonies in credit card ID-theft scheme.
June 24, 2004 : Mayor signs executive order canceling bid process for technology services, allowing them to be awarded using a state purchasing schedule.
Aug. 30, 2004 : NetMethods formed by city technology vendor Mark St. Pierre to do business outside of New Orleans City Hall. St. Pierre gives corporate credit card to Meffert, which he would use to charge $130,000 over two years.