Former New Orleans mayor, C. Ray Nagin, was sentenced today to ten years in federal court by Judge Ginger Berrigan.
Many legal pundits believed Nagin would receive more than ten years, given the severity of the crimes, the number of offenses, the seriousness of the offenses in light of the difficulties of the Hurricane Katrina rebuild and for other reasons.
Tomorrow, the message that U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan must deliver to former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is that crime does not pay.
It was not a surprise to regular readers of this column that a federal judge dismissed Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday afternoon. League spokesman Greg Aiello announced the decision by federal Judge Ginger Berrigan via Twitter.