Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ex-Democratic "Chocolate City" mayor sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who became one of the faces of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption today in federal court.

Prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office called him a mayor "on the take." He sold his office, they told the jury, for personal gain, which included lavish trips, cash and granite for his sons countertop business, Stone Age LLC.

The 10-year term matches that handed down to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who was convicted of corruption in 2000. It is less than the 13 years former Rep. William Jefferson got in his corruption case.
Edwards, Jefferson, and Nagin are Democrats. A race-baiter, Nagin declared that on Martin Luther King's birthday in 2006 that the Nola would "remain a chocolate city."

Nagin certainly had a sweet tooth--for ill-gotten gains.

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