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.
The 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.
COMPASSION 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.
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.
C. Ray Nagin, has taken to twitter in defending his innocence despite failing to take questions after his conviction on Wednesday.
Yesterday, 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.
C. Ray Nagin, the man who was elected Mayor of New Orleans as a reformer has finally been indicted by federal prosecutors.