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Ex-New Orleans mayor gets 10 years in prison

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 06:45
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Disgraced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison on corruption charges. A jury in February found Nagin guilty of charges that include bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion, all in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (Reporting by Kathy Finn, writing by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Scott Malone)Crime & JusticeSociety & Culture
'Katrina Mayor' Ray Nagin Sentenced To 10 Years For Corruption Charges
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 06:40
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been found guilty of corruption charges for illegal transactions that occurred while he was in office during Hurricane Katrina and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Wednesday. Nagin, who was in office from 2002 to 2010, was found guilty in February 2013 on 20 of 21 charges, including bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion, reports Reuters.
Ten-year sentence for New Orleans' Nagin on graft charges
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 06:37
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin — who led the city during Hurricane Katrina — will serve 10 years in prison for corruption charges, a federal court announced today. The 58-year-old Democrat and onetime cable TV executive, who rose to national prominence during the rebuilding after the devastating 2005 hurricane, was convicted in February of accepting bribes from contractors in exchange for giving them lucrative city business.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Jailed for Post-Hurricane Katrina Corruption
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 06:13
Former mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of bribery and money laundering. Nagin, 58, was found guilty of a total of 20 corruption charges including accepting payments from contractors who wanted to help rebuild the city in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. The 60th mayor of New Orleans was arrested in January 2013, three years after he had left office.
10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 05:45
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb.
Once seen as reformer, ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin to be sentenced in corruption case Wednesday
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 05:18
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin — who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation — will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes. Nagin, 58, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or…
Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 03:54
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin — who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation — will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes. Nagin, 58, was convicted Feb.
Disgraced former New Orleans Mayor Nagin due for sentencing
Monday, 07 July 2014 23:04
By Kathy Finn and Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Disgraced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was set to be sentenced by a federal judge on Wednesday on 20 corruption charges that could land him in prison for two decades. A jury in February found Nagin guilty of charges that include bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion, all in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Vancouver Fire dog Cooper was part of many rescues
Monday, 07 July 2014 22:20
A well-loved Vancouver Fire canine that helped search for survivors of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and assisted with the Robert Pickton investigation has died. Cooper, a member of the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team, died peacefully after a brief illness, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services said Tuesday. Cooper, 13, also assisted in the aftermath of the Seymour mud slide in North Vancouver in 2005, the Missing Women's Task Force, and searches associated with…
Cooper, rescue dog in Vancouver, dies
Monday, 07 July 2014 10:38
A much-loved rescue dog who served with Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services (VFRS) on several high-profile projects, including the investigation into Robert Pickton and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has died. Cooper passed away after a brief illness aged 13, VRFS said in a news release Tuesday. Fire Chief John McKearney noted that Cooper had represented the department admirably throughout his tenure, and that his loss is "significant".

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