New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Kwame Kilpatrick is not the first politician to be accused and convicted of a crime. Actually, he is in some pretty distinguished company. Sad but true. The list is long and the crimes vary from corruption, drugs, sexual misconduct, etc. as well as the prison sentences.  Here are just a few of the many who […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will have to pay the government more than $501,000 as a result of his conviction on bribery and other charges, a federal judge said Tuesday. Nagin was convicted in February on 20 counts including bribery, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy during his two terms as […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Deliberations in the federal corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were delayed for a day Tuesday because of a juror’s unspecified problem. An assistant to U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan said deliberations were scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The 12-member jury had broken for the evening […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the city’s chief executive when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, was in the hands of jurors Monday after prosecutors said they had presented evidence of a “mayor on the take.” Nagin’s defense lawyer told jurors the case was built on the […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In sharp exchanges Thursday with a prosecutor in his corruption trial, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin flatly denied seeking $60,000 from a contractor who had just been turned down for city business. “He lied,” the ex-mayor said of key prosecution witness Rodney Williams, as Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman questioned […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors rested their corruption case Wednesday against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, leaving it to defense lawyers to counter five days of testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including five who said they were involved in bribing Nagin. Nagin served as mayor from 2002 to 2010. Prosecutors allege […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former investment banker serving a 14-year prison sentence for a New Jersey fraud scheme testified Monday that he helped arrange and disguise a $50,000 bribe to former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Clad in an orange prison jumpsuit, Michael McGrath told jurors in Nagin’s corruption trial that the bribe in […]

02/04/14- Tom and the crew open the show talking about former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s trial.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asked a federal judge Wednesday to throw out his indictment on bribery charges, saying the case has been tainted by prosecutorial misconduct. The alleged misconduct includes anonymous online posts about Nagin by a former federal prosecutor, said Nagin’s lawyer, Robert Jenkins. The former mayor pleaded […]