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It is now official. Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is now in custody for his federal corruption conviction.  He is set to be released in ten years, but, it could be less, for good time.

No doubt, many in New Orleans are glad to see him behind bars.

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CRIME-SCENEThe Queen City of the South is under siege.  No, not from hurricanes. This time, the siege is from within.  New Orleans is known as the city that care forgot.  But it’s been hard to let the good times roll in the Big Easy when the dice keep coming up snake eyes.   

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Jindal-collageCOMPASSION FOR NAGIN

While many Nagin-trial watchers were quite surprised and upset with the sentencing of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, one publication, who has been quite critical of the mayor over the years, but who recently has taken on the task of asking for compassion, was quite thankful and appreciative.

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home-depot-nagin-signjpg-923766868bd942e4Former 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.

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nagin smallC.  Ray Nagin, has taken to twitter in defending his innocence despite failing to take questions after his conviction on Wednesday.

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Nagin crimeYesterday, in an overwhelming victory for federal prosecutors, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on 20 of 21 corruption counts. A jury convicted Nagin of bribery, wire fraud, money laundering and filing false tax returns. The former Mayor could face decades in prison and will be sentenced on June 11, his 58th birthday. 

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home-depot-nagin-signjpg-923766868bd942e4 C. Ray Nagin, the man who was elected Mayor of New Orleans as a reformer has finally been indicted by federal prosecutors.

 

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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