Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years for Accepting Bribes
Ex-mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after being found guilty of fraud, bribery, and related charges for crimes that took place during the Hurricane Katrina devastation. The typical time served for similar charges is 15-20 years, a fact prosecutors quickly pointed out. The departure from guidelines comes in part from Judge Ginger Berrigan determining that Nagin did not play a leadership role in the conspiracies, but was "motivated by a deeply misguided desire to provide for those closest to him." Nagin was convicted of accepting bribes including money, vacation trips and truckloads of granite for his family business.
By Jordan Moses
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