NEW ORLEANS – A former president of the nation's Southern Baptists is among more than two dozen people who have written a federal judge seeking leniency for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
Nagin is to be sentenced July 9 on corruption charges.
The Rev. Fred Luter says Hurricane Katrina profoundly affected Nagin, a Democrat who served from 2001-2010. Luter calls Nagin "a good and decent man who made unwise choices.